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Suwanose-jima volcano
stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Suwanose-jima volcano eruptions:
2004 (Oct) - ongoing: intermittent strombolian-type activity
Since 1949: essentially continuous activity
2000 (Dec) - Jul 2004 (Jul): strombolian activity, 1999 (Jan-Feb, June), 1996 (Dec) - 1997 (Apr), 1949-96, 1940, 1938, 1934 (?), 1925, 1921-22, 1915 (?), 1914 (?), 1889, 1885, 1884, 1877, 1813-14 (sub-plinian Bunka eruption), around 1600 AD (large explosive eruption)
Typical eruption style:
explosive, strombolian
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Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates

Suwanosejima volcano (Japan): new explosion reported & activity summary for August 2012

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012 09:27 AM | BY: T

An explosion was reported this morning (around 07 am GMT time) with an ash plume reaching 10,000 (about 3 km) altitude.

Summary for August 2012 activity (JMA):
No explosive eruptions occurred at Otake crater in August (as in July). The plume was observed only August 19th and the height was approx. 300 m above the crater rim during this period (maximum. 400 m in July). Weak volcanic glows in the crater were recorded at night with a high-sensitivity camera on August 8th-10th, 12th-14th, 18th-20th and 24th.
Seismic activity remained at low levels, with 17 A-type events (29 in July) and 39 B-type events (123 in July).
No volcanic tremor was observed in August (total tremor duration 38h 5m in July).
No unusual ground deformation was seen in GPS observation data.
At Otake crater, no eruption was observed during this period, but eruptions nevertheless have occurred repeatedly over a long time.
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Previous news
Thursday, Mar 08, 2012
Tokyo VAAC reported an explosion from Suwanose-jima on 6 March. [more]
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
The Tokyo VAAC reported an explosion from Suwanose-jima on 12 January. [more]
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009
The Tokyo VAAC reported an explosion from Suwanose-jima on 10 August. [more]
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009
There have been reported explosions in the time of 26 February to 2nd March with ash plumes rosing to altitudes of 1-2 km. [more]
Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
There was a explosion at Suwanose-jima on 9 January. [more]

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