Kuchinoerabu Island (口永良部島 Kuchinoerabu-jima) is a volcano located in the Ōsumi Islands, Japan. In the eruption on December 24, 1933, a village northeast of Shindake was destroyed, 8 people died and 26 were injured.
In the latest eruption in 1980, multiple explosion craters appeared along an 800-metre (2,600 ft) north-south fissure on the slope east of Shindake. The island is governed by Yakushima and Kagoshima.
Kuchinoerabu Island is the last known location of missing American poet Craig Arnold, who was visiting the island in April 2009, doing research for a book on volcanos.
See also 
- "Kuchinoerabu Island". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0802-05%3D.
- "Kuchinoerabu Island Volcano Satellite Images". The ASTER Volcano Archive. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
- Geshi, Nobuo; Tetsuo Kobayashi (2006). "Volcanic Activities of Kuchinoerabujima Volcano within the Last 30,000 Years". Bulletin of the Volcanological Society of Japan (in Japanese) (Japan) 51 (1): 1–20. ISSN 0453-4360.
- Saito, Eiji; Masato Iguchi (2006). "Ground Deformation Detection at Kuchinoerabujima Volcano by Continuous GPS with Simple Atmospheric Correction". Bulletin of the Volcanological Society of Japan (in Japanese) (Japan) 51 (1): 21–30. ISSN 0453-4360.
- Triastuty, Hetty; Masato Iguchi, Takeshi Tameguri, Tomoya Yamazaki. "Hypocenters, Spectral Analysis and Source Mechanism of Volcanic Earthquakes at Kuchinoerabujima: High-frequency, Low-frequency and Monochromatic Events". Sakurajima Volcano Research Center, DPRI, Kyoto University. Retrieved 2009-06-15.