Fukutoku-Okanoba

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Fukutoku-Okanoba
Submarine Volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba Erupts 2010-02-09.jpg
Satellite image of Fukutoku-Okanoba taken by NASA ASTER
Elevation−14 metres (−46 ft)
Location
LocationVolcano Islands, Japan
Coordinates24°16′48″N 141°29′06″E / 24.28°N 141.485°E / 24.28; 141.485
Geology
Typesubmarine volcano
Last eruption2010
 
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Fukutoku-Okanoba
Submarine Volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba Erupts 2010-02-09.jpg
Satellite image of Fukutoku-Okanoba taken by NASA ASTER
Elevation−14 metres (−46 ft)
Location
LocationVolcano Islands, Japan
Coordinates24°16′48″N 141°29′06″E / 24.28°N 141.485°E / 24.28; 141.485
Geology
Typesubmarine volcano
Last eruption2010

Fukutoku-Okanoba (福徳岡ノ場) is a submarine volcano that is part of the Volcano Islands in the Bonin Islands of Japan. It is located 5 kilometers northeast of the island of South Iwo Jima.

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The earliest recorded eruption of Fukutoku-Okanoba in 1904 formed an ephemeral island named Shin-Iwo-jima (New Sulfur Island). Other ephemeral islands have also formed, the most recent of which formed in 1986.[1] The most recent eruption of Fukutoku-Okanoba was in 2010, when the Japanese coast guard spotted steam rising one kilometer above the ocean and water discoloration of the surrounding area.[2]

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