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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

Suwanose-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update

Wednesday Apr 20, 2016 15:43 PM | BY: T

Ash plume from an eruption at Suwanose-jima volcano yesterday (image: JMA webcam)
Ash plume from an eruption at Suwanose-jima volcano yesterday (image: JMA webcam)
The strombolian-type activity from the volcano on the small island in southern Japan continues to be elevated.
Frequent explosions produce small to moderate ash plumes that rise to altitudes of 5-7,000 ft (1.5-2 km). Constant glow is visible from the O-take crater at night.
Previous news
Glow from Suwanose-jima's active crater last night
Monday, Apr 11, 2016
The strombolian activity at the volcano's O-take crater continues to be relatively intense. ... [more]
Eruption at Suwanose-jima this morning
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016
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. [more]
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. [more]
Eruption from Suwanose-Jima this morning
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. ... [more]
Glow from Suwanose-jima's active crater tonight
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. [more]

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