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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 (Tokara Islands, Japan): lava glow suggests strombolian activity

Saturday Mar 09, 2019 10:29 AM | BY: T

Glow from the crater of Suwanose-jima volcano in Japan (image: JMA webcam)
Glow from the crater of Suwanose-jima volcano in Japan (image: JMA webcam)
Bright glow can be seen from the crater area during night time, indicating that it is currently erupting. Most likely, this activity consists of intermittent, mild strombolian explosions from the Ontake crater.
The rarely visited volcano is known for its semi-persistent strombolian activity that has been going on for many decades.
Previous news
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on  3 Jan 2019
Thursday, Jan 03, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 26 Dec 2018
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 22 Nov 2018
Thursday, Nov 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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