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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

Suwanosejima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan): new surge of activity

Thu, 1 May 2014, 07:51
07:51 AM | BY: T
Glow from Suwanosejima volcano at night (JMA)
Glow from Suwanosejima volcano at night (JMA)
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.
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.
Previous news
Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 16:37
Glow from an eruption at Suwanose-jima volcano (JMA webcam)
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
Small explosion at Suwanose-jima volcano this morning
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
Ash eruption from Suwanose-jima this morning
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
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. read all
 

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