Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update
Sunday Jul 21, 2013 01:53 AM | DOOR: T
Eruption of Sakurajima just before midnight 20-21 July (local time)The volcano continues to produce relatively frequent and strong ash-rich explosions, but activity has decreased a bit compared to previous days. During last night, it had long-lasting (up to 1-2 hours) phases of continuous ash emissions of various intensity, with dense plumes up to about 500 m height, but completely silent and with no visible incandescence. During other phases, it was emitting a small plume of vapour with some dilute ash.
Explosions occurred at intervals of 1-10 hours, producing large ash plumes, but ejecting relatively few bombs. Small lightnings could be seen in the eruption plumes.
Friday, Jul 19, 2013
An ash plume at 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude was reported this morning at 03:08 GMT (12:08 local time). This would be the largest explosion of the volcano in at least 1 year. [meer...]
Thursday, Jul 18, 2013
Activity has remained at very high levels, as if the volcano greets the scientific community arriving from all over the world for the 20-24 July IAVCEI conference. During yesterday and the day before, at least 14 explosions were recorded, many of which of moderate to large size with ash plumes up to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. [meer...]
Monday, Jul 15, 2013
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: ... [meer...]
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...]