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stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°ECurrent status
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| 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
Suwanosejima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan): new eruption reported
Friday Nov 14, 2014 07:51 AM | BY: T
Tokyo VAAC reported a small eruption this morning, producing an ash plume to 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude.
At least intermittently, the volcano continues to produce strombolian explosions of varying intensity.
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
A small ash eruption occurred yesterday evening. An ash plume rose to approx 2 km altitude.
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
The volcano has entered a more active phase again. Several (strombolian-type) explosions and phases of constant ash venting have occurred since yesterday, producing ash plumes of 1-2 km height.
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
A new explosion occurred at the volcano minutes ago. An ash plume rising several 100 meters from the active crater can be seen on webcam images.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
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. ...
Monday, Feb 24, 2014
Activity has been higher today. The volcano had several smaller explosions today. Plumes rose to altitudes of approx 2,000 ft (1.8 km).
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