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Sakurajima vulkaan
stratovulkaan 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
Current status: losbarstend (4 out of 5)
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1955-ongoing, 1954(?), 1950, 1948, 1946, 1942, 1941, 1940, 1939, 1938, 1935, 1914-15, 1899(?), 1860, 1799, 1797, 1794, 1792, 1791, 1790, 1785, 1783, 1782, 1779-81, 1756, 1749, 1742, 1706, 1678, 1670(?), 1642, 1478, 1471-76, 1468, 778, 766, 764, 716-18, 712(?), 708
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Sakurajima volcano (Japan): increasing activity, explosions from Minamidake crater

Monday Aug 22, 2016 09:27 AM | DOOR: T
Explosion at Sakurajima's Minamidake crater this morning
Explosion at Sakurajima's Minamidake crater this morning
The volcano has been getting more active again during the past night: a series of small explosions and associated ash emissions occurred from the older summit crater, Minamidake:

It will be interesting to see whether or not Sakurajima returns to its previously so typical style of intermittent, often quite powerful vulcanian-type explosions (at rates ranging from one every few days to several per day).
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Monday, Jul 25, 2016
This evening's explosion at Sakurajima volcano
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). Lees alle
Friday, Jun 03, 2016
Eruption of Sakurajima this morning
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
The last explosion at Sakurajima on Wednesday evening
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
Explosion of Sakurajima volcano this morning
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
Steam (with ash?) plumes from Minamidake (l) and Showa (r) craters at Sakurajima yesterday evening
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
 

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