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Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update
Wednesday Jan 22, 2014 08:51 AM | DOOR: T
Medium-sized explosion from Sakurajima this morning
The volcano had an explosion this morning followed by near-continuous ash venting. The eruption sent an ash plume over Tarumizu town to the SW (see video). VAAC Tokyo estimated the maximum height of the ash plume to 17,000 ft (5 km), but webcam images suggest a significantly smaller size (2-3 km altitude). Overall, the volcano has been comparably calm over the past week.
Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Vulcanian-type explosions, which presented a spectacular show during much of the past year, are again becoming more frequent at the volcano, with now averaging one event per day. ...
Thursday, Jan 09, 2014
Following an unusually long interval with no real explosions, two small to modest vulcanian eruptions have again occurred on 6 January and today, with ash plumes reported to 10,000 ft (3 km) and 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude.
Monday, Jan 06, 2014
No significant discrete explosions have been reported since 26 Dec, which is one of the longest periods without vulcanian explosions in recent years. ...
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): ...
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. ...
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