Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
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Sakurajima volcano eruptions:
1955-ongoing, 1954(?), 1950, 1948, 1946, 1942, 1941, 1940, 1939, 1938, 1935, 1914-15, 1899(?), 1860, 1799, 1797, 1794, 1792, 1791, 1790, 1785, 1783, 1782, 1779-81, 1756, 1749, 1742, 1706, 1678, 1670(?), 1642, 1478, 1471-76, 1468, 778, 766, 764, 716-18, 712(?), 708
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Sakura-Jima volcano news
Thursday, Dec 05, 2013
Vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
After about a week with fewer (and on some days no) recorded explosions, a new surge of stronger activity began yesterday. A vulcanian explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to 11,000 ft (3.4 km) altitude.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2013
Activity seems to increase and decrease in cycles of approximately a week's length. After the series of stronger explosions on 24-25 Nov, the past days have been calmer with fewer and less intense explosions (1-2 per day, ash plumes to 8,000 ft).
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
Explosion from Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu MBC webcam)
The same eruption seen from Kagoshima (MBC webcam)
After a short phase of weaker activity, the volcano began to erupt more violently yesterday with a series of powerful explosions that sent ash plumes up to 15,000 ft (4,5 km). Near-constant ash emissions have been taking place from the Showa crater. ...more
Friday, Nov 22, 2013
The past days have been relatively calm at the volcano with only infrequent and smaller explosions and less ash emission, compared to the intense phase of activity during 13-15 November.
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013
VAAC Tokyo reports continuous ash emissions and some relatively large explosions with plumes reaching 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude last evening.
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
Vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima this morning with lightning in the ash plume
The volcano has picked up activity again. Over the past days, the Showa crater has been producing near-constant ash emissions and several vulcanian explosions with ash plumes rising up to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude. ...more
Sunday, Nov 03, 2013
Since the larger explosions on 27 Oct, the volcano has been a bit calmer with on average 2 explosions per day ejecting ash plumes to 7-10,000 ft (2-3 km) altitude.
Monday, Oct 28, 2013
Eruption from Sakurajima yesterday
The volcano had at least 6 vulcanian explosions yesterday. The largest (at 08:09 local time this morning) sent an ash plume to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. ...more
Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
Powerful eruptionof Sakurajima on 21 Oct, producing a plume that reached 18,000 ft
A phase of strong explosions during 20-21 Oct culminated with an eruption on 21 Oct that produced an ash plume rising to 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo). ...more
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
After a very productive 12 and 13 October, the volcano has only had smaller explosions since yesterday and often remained almost completely calm for hours, with no ash emissions.
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013
Explosion from Sakurajima early this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
After a couple of days with less violent and less frequent explosions, the volcano stepped up its activity again and produced a series of 6 eruptions yesterday alone, culminating in an explosion that sent an ash plume to 12,000 ft (3.6 km). ...more
Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013
Showa crater of Sakurajima with glow from strombolian activity this evening
The volcano has had less (vulcanian) explosions, but showed near-constant strombolian activity and ash emissions today: ...more
Sunday, Oct 06, 2013
Friday, Oct 04, 2013
Explosion from Sakurajima this morning (MBC webcam, from East)
Ash plume drifting over Kagoshima city (KYT-TV webcam)
A moderately large explosion occurred this morning at 12:03 local time, possibly generating a pyroclastic flow to the SW side of the Showa crater. An ash plume rose to 13,000 ft (4 km) altitude and drifted over the southern part of Kagoshima city, where ash fall occurred. ...more
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
The volcano is in a particularly active phase. During the past 2 days, about 20 vulcanian explosions occurred, many of which produced ash plumes reaching 10-13,000 ft (3-4 km) altitude.
Sunday, Sep 29, 2013
Powerful strombolian explosion from Sakurajima at 13:48 UTC on 27 Sep (22:48 local time)
Strong vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima in the afternoon of 27 Sep (08:24 UTC, 17:24 local time); ash plume reached 13,000 ft.
Activity fluctuates on a scale of few days, but remains at relatively high levels overall. Explosions from the Showa crater often follow each other at intervals of few hours, and ash plumes regularly surpass 10,000 ft altitude (something that had been more rare during the past years). ...more
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Eruption plume from Sakurajima this evening
Activity remains at high levels with near-constant ash venting and frequent and often large vulcanian explosions (ash plumes rising to 10,000 ft / 3 km altitude and more). Today's activity seen from the south: ...more
Friday, Sep 13, 2013
Activity remains elevated. The volcano produces near-constant ash venting and relatively many (3+ per day) vulcanian-type explosions. Ash plumes have been rising up to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) during the past 2 days. ...more
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
An explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude. This is the latest of the currently intense eruptive phase of ash emissions and frequent vulcanian explosions (at least 6 during yesterday).
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
JMA reported that 15 explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m during 2-6 September. Incandescence from the crater was visible some nights. An explosion at 1100 on 4 September generated an ash plume that rose 2.8 km and drifted S, causing ashfall in areas downwind including Arimuracho (4 km SSE). Tephra 4 cm in diameter was confirmed in an area 3 km S, and tephra 1 cm in diameter was reported 10 km SSE. ...more
Friday, Sep 06, 2013
Ash plume from Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
Elevated activity continues at the volcano which produces frequent and relatively strong vulcanian explosions and ash emissions. This morning, an explosion produced an ash plume rising to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude, visible in the following video starting 07:18 UTC: ...more
Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013
Vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima this morning (JMA)
Damage to cars from this morning's eruption (JMA)
A moderately large vulcanian explosion occurred this morning, producing significant fallout of lapilli and small bombs in several kilometers distance. Cars parked at the Arimura Lava observatory observation point to the south of the volcano were damages and windshields broken, at a distance of about 4 km. There are no reports of injuries to people. ...more