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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20161213/0456Z OVER FL100 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 13/0450Z

Tuesday Dec 13, 2016 05:15 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 05:07 UTC, 13/12/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161213/0507Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SUWANOSEJIMA 282030
PSN: N2938 E12943
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 796M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/172
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLODED AT 20161213/0456Z OVER FL100 EXTD NE
OBS VA DTG: 13/0450Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 230/50KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Glow from Suwanosejima's Otake crater this evening (JMA webcam)
Monday, Nov 28, 2016
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. ... [more]

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