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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano

stratovolcanoes 657 m / 2,155 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 30.44°N / 130.22°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano eruptions:
2015, 2014, 1980, 1976, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1968-69, 1966, 1945, 1933-34, 1932 (?), 1931, 1914, 1906-07 (?), 1841, 1840
radiocarbon-dated: 1560 ± 100 years, 1470 ± 50, 1440 ± 50, 1110 ± 75, 1100 ± 100, 970 AD ± 75, 600 AD ± 75, 1140 BC ± 150, 1450 BC ± 75, 3480 BC ± 150, 9520 BC ± 300
Typical eruption style:
phreatic explosions
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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano news & activity updates:

Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): increased seismic activity

Wednesday Aug 05, 2020 07:13 AM | BY: MARTIN

Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano from satellite on 4 August (image: Sentinel 2)

Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano from satellite on 4 August (image: Sentinel 2)

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that an increase of volcano-tectonic earthquakes has been recorded.
Today during at 00:00 and 10:00 local time the seismic station records 39 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
Explosive eruption is expected in the near future if activity at the volcano increases further.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 5 August 2020

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Satellite image of Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on  5 May 2020

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020

Ash emissions from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: @CultureVolcan/twitter)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded at Shindake crater continuing emissions of steam and ash generated by the explosions which reached approx. 6,000 ft (1,828 m) altitude. … read all

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