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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
(3 out of 5)Suwanose-jima webcams / live data
| 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) activity update
Friday Jan 24, 2014 10:06 AM | BY: T
Ash emission from Suwanose-Jima volcano this morning
The remote volcano south of Kyushu remains very active, although seems to have calmed down a bit. The following video of the past 24 hours at the volcano shows phases near-continuous steam and ash emissions as well as some smaller discrete explosions. Ash plumes were reported to reach up to 4,000 ft (1.2 km) altitude.
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
The volcano continues to be in eruption. It regularly has (probably strombolian-type) explosions that produce small to medium-sized ash plumes up to 1-2 km in height.
Monday, Jan 13, 2014
Activity remains elevated. Bright glow from what is most likely strong and near-continuous strombolian activity, a degassing plume and sometimes low ash plumes are visible on the webcam: ...
Thursday, Jan 09, 2014
Occasional stronger explosions at the volcano produce dark ash plumes rising up to 1-1.5 km altitude.
Monday, Jan 06, 2014
Intense (likely strombolian) activity continues at the remote volcano in Japan's Tokara islands. ...
Thursday, Jan 02, 2014
An explosion this morning sent an ash plume to 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude, VAAC Tokyo reported.
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