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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

Suwanose-jima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan) activity update

Thursday Jan 09, 2014 14:39 PM | BY: T

Ash plume from an eruption at Suwanose-jima this afternoon
Ash plume from an eruption at Suwanose-jima this afternoon
Occasional stronger explosions at the volcano produce dark ash plumes rising up to 1-1.5 km altitude.
Previous news
Glow from the crater area of Suwanose-jima
Monday, Jan 06, 2014
Intense (likely strombolian) activity continues at the remote volcano in Japan's Tokara islands. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 02, 2014
An explosion this morning sent an ash plume to 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude, VAAC Tokyo reported. [more]
Strong activity at Suwanose-jima volcano (JMA webcam)
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013
The volcano continues to produce frequent and intense strombolian explosions and produces a low level ash plume. [more]
Suwanose-jima seen from the NE (JMA webcam)
Sunday, Dec 29, 2013
Bright glow from intense strombolian activity, or perhaps even the presence of a small lava lake or lava fountains, are visible on the JMA webcam on Nakanoshima island to the NE. VAAC Tokyo reports continuous low-level ash emissions. [more]
Glow from Suwanose-jima volcano this evening
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013
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: ... [more]

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