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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
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
The activity has picked up significantly at the volcano. During the past 30 hours, at least 10 vulcanian-type explosions were recorded. Some of them produced ash plumes rising to 13,000 ft (4 km) altitude, i.e. approx. 3 km above the volcano's Showa crater.
Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
Since about a week ago, the frequency of explosions from the volcano has drastically increased and is now again almost similar to its intense phases of last year. ...more
Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014
Activity has been unusually low at the volcano since about 2 weeks. The first explosion during August occurred this morning, producing a plume that rose less than 1 km above the summit.
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014
During the past 10 days, activity at the volcano has been relatively low, with 1-2 small to moderate vulcanian-type explosions registered on average per day.
Monday, Jul 07, 2014
Eruption of Sakurajima Sunday morning (local time)
Eruption of Sakurajima Sunday morning (local time)
The volcano had a busy weekend with at least 6 explosions during 48 hours. The largest produced an ash plume to 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude.
Sunday, Jun 29, 2014
Ash plume hovering over the southeastern sector of Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
Ash plume hovering over the southeastern sector of Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
A stronger phase of activity is occurring at the volcano. During the past 24 hours, 4 vulcanian-type explosions were registered, ejecting ash plumes to up to 13,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
Eruption at Sakurajima this morning
Eruption at Sakurajima this morning
Activity at the volcano continues to be elevated. However, the rhythm of Sakurajima's typical vulcanian-type explosions (all from the Showa crater) has been very irregular recently and averages about 1-2 per day. ...more
Friday, May 23, 2014
Eruption of Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu City webcam)
Eruption of Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu City webcam)
Following a week with no recorded vulcanian explosions, two relatively strong ones occurred this morning, producing ash plumes that rose to 11-12,000 ft (3.3-3.6 km) altitude. Since then, the Showa crater has been constantly venting ash. ...more
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ash plume from an explosion at Sakurajima early on 10 May
Ash plume from an explosion at Sakurajima early on 10 May
After a series of powerful explosions on 10 May, which produced ash plumes up to 18,000 ft (5.5 km) altitude, the volcano has been quieter again over the past days.
Monday, Apr 28, 2014
After a calm week during 12-20 April, the volcano is back with its typical average of 1-2 daily vulcanian explosions. Ash plumes have ranged from reaching 5-10,000 ft (1.5-3 km) altitude.

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