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stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsSuwanose-jima volcano videosSuwanose-jima volcano booksSuwanose-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:
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Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates
Suwanose-jima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan): elevated strombolian activity
Saturday Dec 28, 2013 16:38 PM | BY: T
Glow from Suwanose-jima volcano this evening
The volcano's activity has picked up. Today, VAAC Tokyo reported at least 3 explosions with low-level ash plumes. Bright glow from the crater area is visible at night, suggesting elevated strombolian to vulcanian-type activity. Here is a video of today's activity:
Friday, Dec 27, 2013
A small explosion occurred this morning (JST time) at the volcano; VAAC Tokyo reported an ash plume at 4,000 ft (1,2 km) altitude.
Friday, Dec 06, 2013
Weak reddish glow can be seen above the active Ontake crater at night. It is possible (if not likely) that there is weak strombolian activity. During the past weeks, a few more energetic explosions produced ash plumes that could be identified by VAAC Tokyo.
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013
Explosive activity has resumed at the remote volcano in the Tokara Island chain. VAAC Tokyo reported explosions yesterday and this morning, with ash plumes rising to 4,000-6,000 ft (1.2-1.8 km) altitude.
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
A new eruption was reported this morning producing an ash plume rising about 1 km above the Ontake crater to an altitude of 6,000 ft (1.8 km) and drifting NW.(VAAC Tokyo)
Friday, Sep 06, 2013
Eruptions continue on the remote island. An explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo).
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