Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates
Suwanosejima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan): new surge of activity
Thu, 1 May 2014, 07:5107:51 AM | BY: T
After some weeks of no or less visible activity, the volcano has again become more active and bright glow is visible above the crater at night, suggesting the near-continuous small strombolian-type explosions or perhaps even the presence of a small lava lake.
Glow from Suwanosejima volcano at night (JMA)
A larger explosion on 29 April produced an ash plume that rose to an altitude of 1.2 km (4,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 16:37
Activity has been higher today. The volcano had several smaller explosions today. Plumes rose to altitudes of approx 2,000 ft (1.8 km). ... read all
Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 17:59
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): read all
Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 17:58
An explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday, VAAC Tokyo reported. The height of the ash plume was unknown. ... read all
Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 11:19
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. ... read all
Fri, 24 Jan 2014, 10:06
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. read all