Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: strong intermittent explosive activity, ash plumes reaching 4.6 km altitude
Friday Jun 01, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T
8 explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred during 21-25 May and a small eruption from Minami-dake Crater on 23 May.
Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that during 23-24 and 26-28 May explosions produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.8-4.6 km (6,000-15,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW, S, SE, E, and NE.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sakurajima volcano on Kyushu, Japan, remains in a state of elevated activity. During the past week, strong vulcanian explosions from the Showa Crater often occurred multiple times per day, and generated tall ash plumes reaching 4 km altitude. A small pyroclastic flow reaching 300 m length occurred during an explosion on 21 May. ... [more]
Thursday, May 17, 2012
During 11-15 May explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred 9 times and ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
JMA reported that during 1-7 May explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred 17 times and ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater. ... [more]
Thursday, May 03, 2012
During 24 April-1 May explosions from Sakura-jima produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.8-2.7 km (6,000-9,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted in multiple directions. ... [more]
Thursday, Apr 19, 2012
Our friend Richard Roscoe visited Sakurajima volcano from 8-11 April and observed vulcanian eruptions from the Showa crater: www.photovolcanica.com. It was noted that the crater was approximately 20% wider from N to S that in the beginning of 2010. [more]