Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11010
An ash plume erupts from the Suwanosejima summit crater, seen from a helicopter on 12 May 2001. Eruptions on the evening of 12 May and the morning of the 13th deposited up to 3 cm of ash in Toshima village, about 4 km NNW of the crater. After a quiet period of about 10 months eruptive activity had resumed on 19 December 2000 and continued intermittently until July 2004.
Photo courtesy of Japan Meteorological Agency, 2001.
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