Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Kuchinoerabujima
Kuchinoerabu volcano rises to the SE above the fishing village of Motomura. The active cone of Shin-dake is in the center, Sankakuten-yama at the left, and Furu-dake (Huru-dake), the 649 m high point of the island, at the right. Shin-dake was formed after the NW side of Furu-dake was breached by an explosion and has been the site of frequent explosive eruptions in historical time. Several villages on the 4 x 12 km island are located within a few kilometers of Shin-dake and have suffered damage from eruptions. Copyrighted photo by Shingo Takeuchi (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/strata/VOL_JP/EN/index.htm and Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.gsj.jp/).
Volcano Number:282050
Volcano Name:Kuchinoerabujima
Country:Japan
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano(es)
Last Eruption:2015
Elevation:657m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:1544
Pop. within 10km:1698
Pop. within 30km:5348
Pop. within 100km:149518
Latitude:30.443
Longitude:130.217



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16954 Confirmed Eruption Furu-take Radiocarbon (corrected) -9520
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16955 Confirmed Eruption Furu-take Radiocarbon (corrected) -3480
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16956 Confirmed Eruption Shin-take N-m tephra Radiocarbon (corrected) -1450
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16957 Confirmed Eruption Furu-take Radiocarbon (corrected) -1140
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16958 Confirmed Eruption Shin-take N-6 tephra Radiocarbon (corrected) 600
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16959 Confirmed Eruption Furu-take Radiocarbon (corrected) 970
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16960 Confirmed Eruption Shin-take N-5 tephra Radiocarbon (corrected) 1100
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16961 Confirmed Eruption Furu-take Radiocarbon (corrected) 1110
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16962 Confirmed Eruption Shin-take N-1? tephra Radiocarbon (corrected) 1440
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16963 Confirmed Eruption Furu-take Radiocarbon (corrected) 1470
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16964 Confirmed Eruption Furu-take Radiocarbon (corrected) 1560
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16965 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Shin-take Historical Observations 1840
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16966 Confirmed Eruption 2 Shin-take Historical Observations 1841/5/23 1841/8/1
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16967 Uncertain Eruption Shin-dake 1906 1907
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16968 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Shin-dake Historical Observations 1914/1/5
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16969 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? SW flank of Shin-take Historical Observations 1931/4/2 1931/6/22
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16970 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? Shin-take 1932/7/23 1932/7/23
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16971 Confirmed Eruption 4 ? Shin-take Historical Observations 1933/12/23 1934/1/12
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16972 Confirmed Eruption 2 NNE-SSW fissure on E side of Shin-take Historical Observations 1945/11/3 1945/11/3
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16973 Confirmed Eruption 2 Shin-take Historical Observations 1966/11/22 1966/11/22
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16974 Confirmed Eruption 3 Shin-take Historical Observations 1968/12/21 1969/3/10
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16975 Confirmed Eruption 2 Shin-take Historical Observations 1972/9/2 1972/9/2
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16976 Confirmed Eruption 2 Shin-take Historical Observations 1973/11/5 1973/11/19
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16977 Confirmed Eruption 1 Shin-take Historical Observations 1974/6/3 1974/6/3
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16978 Confirmed Eruption 2 Shin-take Historical Observations 1976/4/2 1976/4/2
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 16979 Confirmed Eruption 2 NNE-SSW fissure on E side of Shin-take Historical Observations 1980/9/28 1980/9/28
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 20952 Confirmed Eruption 1 Shin-dake crater Historical Observations 2014/8/3 2014/8/3
282050 Kuchinoerabujima 21073 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 2015/5/29 2015/6/19
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
166 4 2015/05/29 2015/05/29


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