Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates

Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): series of strong explosions

Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 07:02
07:02 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strong explosion from Suwanosejima volcano today (image: JMA)
Strong explosion from Suwanosejima volcano today (image: JMA)
Series of strong explosive eruptions are now in progress at the volcano's Ontake summit crater over the past few days.
Increasingly tall and dense ash plumes rose to estimated 10,000 ft (3,000 m) and extended west of the volcano.
Explosions continue to generate pyroclastic bombs and blocks that are ejected up to 400 meters away from the crater towards NW.
Near-constant glow in the Ontake crater suggests that the flux of magma is rising within the edifice.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 15 July 2021

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