Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates
Suwanosejima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan): intense strombolian activity
Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 15:1615:16 PM | BY: T
The volcano continues to be in a phase of elevated activity which started gradually after around mid November. Webcams show intense glow, presumably generated by frequent explosions and / or the presence of a lava dome (or lava lake) in the active Otake crater in the northern end of the small island.
Glow from Suwanosejima's Otake crater this evening (JMA webcam)
Low-level, but relatively intense ash emissions have been accompanying the eruption, reaching altitudes of up to approx. 1500 m elevation. The activity and its ash plumes, as long as it is at the current level only, pose no great risks, except to areas in the vicinity of the crater itself and low-flying small aircraft. Depending on wind direction, ash falls can affect infrastructure, in particular the (small) agricultural activity of the tiny population on the island.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016, 13:00
Suwanose-jima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20161125/1232Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 25/1230Z
Fri, 25 Nov 2016, 00:30
Suwanose-jima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20161125/0005Z FL060 EXTD S OBS VA DTG: 25/0000Z
Wed, 23 Nov 2016, 14:45
Suwanose-jima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20161123/1425Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 23/1420Z
Sun, 20 Nov 2016, 18:30
Suwanose-jima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20161120/1804Z OVER FL060 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 20/1800Z