Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Japan): intermittent vulcanian explosions at irregular rates
Friday May 20, 2016 08:19 AM | DOOR: T
In the past days, the volcano has been back to its typical activity of intermittent, but often strong vulcanian-type explosions at irregular intervals between several days or only few hours with almost no visible activity in between.
The last explosion at Sakurajima on Wednesday evening
During 15-18 May, 9 explosions with ash plumes up to 15,000 ft altitude were recorded. No explosion has occurred during the past 48 hours, though.
JMA reported that an explosion at the Minamidake summit crater (at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano) generated an ash plume that rose 3.7 km above the crater rim.
During 13-16 May explosions from Showa Crater generated an ash plume that rose as high as 3.5 km above the crater rim. On 13 May the Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).
Friday, May 13, 2016
The activity at the volcano has been irregular. Only few, but sometime relatively strong vulcanian explosions have occurred recently, with ash plumes rising up to 17,000 ft (5 km) altitude. ... Lees alle
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Over the past days, vulcanian-type explosions - mainly from Showa crater - have become weaker and less frequent; none have been recorded since Tuesday. ... Lees alle
Friday, Apr 08, 2016
The volcano continues to have relatively strong vulcanian-type explosions at varying rates between 0-3 or more per day, and again mostly from the Showa crater (on the upper eastern flank) Lees alle
Monday, Apr 04, 2016
During the past days, the volcano has been in a very active state again, producing multiple and relatively strong vulcanian explosions that showered the upper crater area with incandescent bombs and generated ash plumes that rose up to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. Lees alle
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
Over the past days, vulcanian-type explosions have again picked up in number and size, after only very few events during the first 3 weeks of March. Ash plumes rose to up to 10-12,000 ft (3-3.6 km) altitude. Lees alle