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stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°E
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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)
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Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates
Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): weekly volcanic activity report 28 Feb-6 Mar 2020
Friday Mar 06, 2020 08:17 AM | BY: MARTIN
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded two explosive eruptions at volcano’s Otake Crater.
An ash plume rose 2,952 ft (900 m)
above the crater rim.
Incandescence continues to be observed at night.
Intermittent volcanic tremor recorded since 19 February.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the main crater.
The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 Feb-6 Mar 2020
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
Volcanic activity continues from the volcano's active On-Take crater. JMO reports eruptions almost on a daily basis, sometimes several, with ash plumes rising up to 5-6,000 ft altitudes and typically drifting SE. ...
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