Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): explosive activity continues, no significant changes
Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 17:3317:33 PM | BY: MARTIN
The eruptive activity of the volcano continues.
Ash column from Suwanosejima volcano on 8 October visible from space (image: Sentinel 2)
Near-continuous explosions occur from the volcano's On-take summit crater. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) and the Japan Meteorological Agency reported about ash plumes which generally reached 6,000 ft-7,000 ft (1,828 m-2,133 m) altitude over the past days.
Explosions generated pyroclastic material such as ash, lapilli, bombs and blocks. Blocks were ejected 700 meters distance from the crater.
The volcanic-seismic tremor accompanied the explosive activity at the volcano.
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 13 October 2021
Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 14:30
Suwanose-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20211013/1417Z FL070 EXTD W OBS VA DTG: 13/1410Z