Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 20:16 GMT

Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): intense strombolian activity continues

Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 10:55
10:55 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strong glow continues to be active at Suwanosejima volcano (image: JMA)
Strong glow continues to be active at Suwanosejima volcano (image: JMA)
Intense strombolian activity at Suwanosejima volcano continues (image: @TaTohru/twitter)
Intense strombolian activity at Suwanosejima volcano continues (image: @TaTohru/twitter)
Intense explosive activity of the volcano continues characterized by near-constant eruptions.
Strombolian explosions become stronger than the average size of explosions at the volcano and more frequent at regular intervals of 2 to 4 per hour during the past few weeks.
An explosions generated an ash plumes which reached approx. 1,968 ft-3,937 ft (600 m-1,200 m) altitude and drifted SW. Some of a lava bombs were ejected as far as 800 m away from the crater.
In addition, the activity is accompanied with a strong glow from the Otake crater that suggesting rise of flux of magma within the volcano.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 22 December 2020

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