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stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°E
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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)
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Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates
Suwanose-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update
Monday Feb 16, 2015 09:44 AM | BY: T
Glow from strombolian activty at Suwanose-jima volcano
Strombolian activity from On-take's crater continues to be on the higher end of the average scale and produces small ash plumes.
Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
The volcano has been more active during the past days, with frequent, sometimes intense strombolian activity visible from neighboring islands. Small ash plumes rose to 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude.
Saturday, Feb 07, 2015
An eruption from the volcano was reported this morning by Tokyo VAAC.
Monday, Jan 26, 2015
Occasional strombolian eruptions occur from time to time. An explosion was reported yesterday (Tokyo VAAC).
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
Intermittent, probably strombolian activity persists at the On-take crater. JMA reported a small explosion from the volcano yesterday, but bad weather conditions don't allow clear webcam images.
Monday, Jan 05, 2015
Intermittent activity continues at the volcano. A small eruption was reported to have occurred this morning, producing an ash plume that rose to 1.8 km and drifted NE.
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