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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 (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update

Monday Feb 24, 2014 16:37 PM | BY: T

Glow from an eruption at Suwanose-jima volcano (JMA webcam)
Glow from an eruption at Suwanose-jima volcano (JMA webcam)
Ash plume from an explosion this morning
Ash plume from an explosion this morning
Activity has been higher today. The volcano had several smaller explosions today. Plumes rose to altitudes of approx 2,000 ft (1.8 km).
Previous news
Small explosion at Suwanose-jima volcano this morning
Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
Activity has declined a lot over the past weeks. Sporadic smaller explosion still occur from time to time, such as this morning at around 11am (local time): ... [more]
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
An explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday, VAAC Tokyo reported. The height of the ash plume was unknown. [more]
Ash eruption from Suwanose-jima this morning
Sunday, Feb 02, 2014
Explosions have become less frequent, but still occur from time to time. This morning, an ash plume from an eruption could be seen on the webcam. VAAC Tokyo estimated the height of the ash plume that drifted SSE at approx 3 km altitude. [more]
Ash emission from Suwanose-Jima volcano this morning
Friday, Jan 24, 2014
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. ... [more]
Ash plume from an eruption at Suwanose-jima this morning
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. [more]

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