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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

Suwanosejima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan): activity decreases

Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 16:30
16:30 PM | BY: T
Ash plume from Suwanose-jima yesterday
Ash plume from Suwanose-jima yesterday
Judging from recent webcam imagery, activity has decreased again at the volcano although the On-take crater continues to produce a significant steam plume and occasional ash emissions, but much less vigorous than earlier this month. Only week glow if any can be seen at night.
Previous news
Mon, 18 Jul 2016, 15:50
Ash plume from an explosion at Suwanose-jima volcano today (JMA webcam)
A new eruptive phase has begun at the volcano. Near-constant ash emissions of several hundred meters height are currently visible from the volcano's On-take crater. read all
Mon, 13 Jun 2016, 10:13
Glow from Suwanose-jima's active crater (JMA webcam)
The activity of the volcano has become more intense during the past days. Several ash plumes were detected by Tokyo VAAC and blight glow is intermittently visible on the webcam. read all
Wed, 20 Apr 2016, 15:43
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. read all
Mon, 11 Apr 2016, 08:54
Glow from Suwanose-jima's active crater last night
The strombolian activity at the volcano's O-take crater continues to be relatively intense. read all
Sat, 26 Mar 2016, 17:19
Eruption at Suwanose-jima this morning
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. ... read all

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