Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Japan): vulcanian explosion after 3 weeks of calm, ash to 20,000 ft altitude
Monday Jul 25, 2016 15:47 PM | DOOR: T
After more than 3 weeks with no recorded eruption, a strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this evening at 00:02 past midnight (15:02 UTC).
This evening's explosion at Sakurajima volcano
The initial estimate of the ash plume was corrected from 10,000 to 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude, making the event one of the larger ones among Sakurajima's long list of vulcanian explosions throughout the past years. Whether or not the volcano will return to a more regular style of explosive activity remains to be seen.
Friday, Jun 03, 2016
The volcano has been very calm recently. After 2 weeks with no recorded explosions, a few relatively small ones occurred yesterday and today, producing ash plumes that rose to 7-8,000 ft (2-2.5 km) altitude. ... Lees alle
Friday, May 20, 2016
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. ... Lees alle
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