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Sakurajima vulkaan
stratovulkaan 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: constant ash emissions and strong explosions

Monday Jul 15, 2013 08:22 AM | DOOR: T

Explosion from Sakurajima late on 14 July 2013
Explosion from Sakurajima late on 14 July 2013
Constant ash venting from Sakurajima in the evening of 14 July
The volcano remains in a state of elevated activity. Ash emission and explosions have been occurring with no break when observed from nearby during the past night:
The volcano constantly emitted dilute to dense ash plumes in the form of both steady plumes or in single puffs. The ash emissions occured in long-lasting phases that were either completely silent or, more often, accompanied by weak to loud hissing and roaring sounds of degassing that swell and decrease in pulses, resembling the sound of airplane turbines. It appears that this activity corresponds to deep-seated strombolian activity. At night, faint glow could sometimes be seen at the crater during the emissions.
Every 6-8 hours on average, the volcano also had its typical stronger vulcanian-type explosions that ejected a dense mass of solid including incandescent material out of the crater and produced loud detonating sounds, followed by taller ash plumes that reached 6,000-10,000 ft (1.8-3 km) altitude.
Vorig nieuws
Sunday, Jul 14, 2013
The volcano remains in a state of elevated activity with frequent ash explosions, although the intensity has decreased a bit compared to some days ago. [meer...]
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013
Strong activity continues. This morning, a relatively large vulcanian-type explosion produced a plume rising to 14,000 ft (4.3 km) altitude. The the volcano continued to emit ash for several hours following the explosion. [meer...]
Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013
A phase of strong activity started last Sunday. Following a week of almost no explosions, a series of relatively strong eruptions has started. On average, 4-5 explosions have occurred per day, with at least 5 stronger ones producing ash plumes to 10-12,000 ft (3-3.6 km) altitude. [meer...]
Saturday, Jul 06, 2013
For over a week, no significant explosions have occurred at the volcano. Is it going to "hold its breath" and save power for the upcoming 2013 IVACEI conference in Kagoshima 19-24 July? [meer...]
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013
The volcano is back to about 1-2 explosions of moderate size per day. [meer...]

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