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stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
(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
Suwanose-jima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan): intensifying strombolian activity
Saturday Mar 26, 2016 17:19 PM | BY: T
Eruption at Suwanose-jima this morning
Ash plume from an explosion yesterday
The strombolian activity continues at the Otake crater continues. In the past days, it has been more intense, generating bright glow visible from neighboring islands and ash plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km.
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
The latest eruptive phase of the volcano continues, but seems to be less vigorous. An explosion that generated a small ash plume was reported by Tokyo VAAC yesterday.
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016
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. ...
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.
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