Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Japan): no explosions since 26 Dec but ash venting
Monday Jan 06, 2014 14:45 PM | DOOR: T
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.
The volcano, however, is still erupting. It produces low-level ash plumes, in an often near-continuous fashion. This could suggest that the conduit is currently relatively open and allows magma to rise and degas efficiently without building up large pressure, during deep-seated strombolian activity (webcam images show no or very little glowing material reaching the rim of Showa crater).
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013
During the past week, the volcano has been relatively calm with an average of 1 explosion per day (ash plumes rising to 6-10,000 ft altitude). A slightly stronger explosion occurred this morning (evening in Japan) with an ash plume rising to 11,000 ft (video): ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Activity in the past few days has been comparably low. No significant explosions have been registered for 2 days. The latest stronger explosions occurred during 5-6 December. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Dec 05, 2013
After about a week with fewer (and on some days no) recorded explosions, a new surge of stronger activity began yesterday. A vulcanian explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to 11,000 ft (3.4 km) altitude. [meer...]
Saturday, Nov 30, 2013
Activity seems to increase and decrease in cycles of approximately a week's length. After the series of stronger explosions on 24-25 Nov, the past days have been calmer with fewer and less intense explosions (1-2 per day, ash plumes to 8,000 ft). [meer...]
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
Na een korte fase van zwakkere activiteit, de vulkaan begon te uitbarsten meer heftig gisteren met een reeks van krachtige explosies die verzonden ash verontreinigingspluimen maximaal 15.000 ft (4,5 km). In de buurt van constante as emissies hebben plaatsgevonden van de Showa-krater. ... [meer...]