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stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°ECurrent status
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(3 out of 5)Suwanose-jima webcams / live data
| 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): strombolian activity increases
Tuesday Mar 08, 2016 07:55 AM | BY: T
Eruption from Suwanose-Jima this morning
The eruptive activity at the remote Island in southern Japan continues. It even seems to have picked up in intensity, judging from the increasingly frequent volcanic ash reports issued by Tokyo VAAC and the sometimes very strong glow visible from neighboring islands.
The exact type of activity in the Otake crater is unknown, but likely consists of strong, ash-rich strombolian explosions.
Friday, Mar 04, 2016
The (probably) strombolian-type activity that had started a few days ago continues at the Otake crater and is visible as bright glow from neighboring islands.
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
After a period of relative calm since last October, a new phase of strombolian activity occurred this morning at the volcano. ...
Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
Strombolian activity has picked up from the Ontake crater during the past week. Glow from the eruptions can often be seen from neighboring Toshima island, where one of the JMA webcams is installed.
Monday, Aug 03, 2015
The volcano's activity seems to have increased since around 30 July. On Saturday 1 Aug, explosions had produced an ash plume that was visible on satellite images (VAAC Tokyo). ...
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
Several ash plumes were reported by VAAC Tokyo during the past days. ...
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