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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): weekly volcanic activity report 14-18 Feb 2020

Вт, 18 фев 2020, 10:39
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded at the Minamidake summit crater 10 eruptions and 9 explosions detected by the seismic network and 69 volcanic earthquakes and 145 tremors associated with the eruptions during the period 14-18 Feb 2020. Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
Blocks were ejected as far as 1 km away from Showa crater.
An ash plume rose 4,593 ft (1,400 m) above the summit crater.
The volcano has a large amount of volcanic gas (sulfur dioxide).
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the craters.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14-18 Feb 2020

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