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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
Sakurajima volcano
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E

Sakurajima webcams / live data
Sakurajima volcano videos
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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
Last earthquakes nearby

Sakurajima volcano news

Friday, Apr 18, 2014
The volcano has been unusually calm recently. No significant explosion was recorded since 12 April.
Monday, Mar 24, 2014
The volcano has been more productive again compared to most of this year so far. During the past 48 hours, VAAC Tokyo reported 8 explosions which ejected ash plumes to maximum of 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude.
Friday, Mar 07, 2014
Explosions have been becoming more frequent again. During the past 48 hours, VAAC Tokyo counted 8 eruptions of small to moderate size (ash plumes rising up to between 5-9,000 ft altitude).
Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
Eruption lightning from an explosion of Sakurajima this evening
Eruption lightning from an explosion of Sakurajima this evening
The volcano has increasingly strong explosions. A vulcanian eruption this evening around 23:10 local time (see video) produced an ash column rising approx 3 km and was accompanied by abundant eruption lightning and ejections of lots of incandescent material. Constant ash emissions constant ash emissions (probably from deep-seated strombolian activity) has been following the explosion. ...more
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
Eruptions have been stronger again during the past days. In the 4 days since 16 Feb, at least 6 vulcanian-type explosions were recorded with ash plumes rising up to 12,000 ft (3.7 km) altitude.
Sunday, Feb 02, 2014
The volcano's typical small to moderate vulcanian-type explosions have been occurring more frequently again, and now appear to average 1-2 per day. Ash plumes regularly reach 10-12,000 ft (3-3.6 km) altitude.
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Eruption of Sakurajima volcano early on 27 Jan
Eruption of Sakurajima volcano early on 27 Jan
The volcano seems slowly to produce more powerful vulcanian explosions again. An eruption yesterday morning at 2am local time ejected an ash plume that rose to 12,000 ft (3.6 km) and covered the crater with incandescent material. It was the 10th explosion in 2014: ...more
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Medium-sized explosion from Sakurajima this morning
Medium-sized explosion from Sakurajima this morning
The volcano had an explosion this morning followed by near-continuous ash venting. The eruption sent an ash plume over Tarumizu town to the SW (see video). VAAC Tokyo estimated the maximum height of the ash plume to 17,000 ft (5 km), but webcam images suggest a significantly smaller size (2-3 km altitude). Overall, the volcano has been comparably calm over the past week. ...more
Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Vulcanian-type explosions, which presented a spectacular show during much of the past year, are again becoming more frequent at the volcano, with now averaging one event per day. ...more
Thursday, Jan 09, 2014
Following an unusually long interval with no real explosions, two small to modest vulcanian eruptions have again occurred on 6 January and today, with ash plumes reported to 10,000 ft (3 km) and 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude.
Monday, Jan 06, 2014
Sakurajima venting ash yesterday (Tarumizu webcam)
Sakurajima venting ash yesterday (Tarumizu webcam)
No significant discrete explosions have been reported since 26 Dec, which is one of the longest periods without vulcanian explosions in recent years. ...more

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