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Sakurajima volcano is known for its irregular (typically 1-2 per day) strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions which sometimes can reach considerable size and eject ash and bombs to several kilometers height and distance.
This semi-persistant activity has been going on since 1955, but fluctuates a lot in intensity in rhythms of typically weeks to few months.
Starting from late August, we try to list single explosions (at least those recorded by Tokyo VAAC and other sources). If you like to help us keep the table updates, please feel free to drop a message!
Here's what a typical (relatively strong) vulcanian explosion looks like (3 Oct 2013 Nov 19:33 GMT, or 4 Oct 04:33 local time):
 

Latest VAAC advisories (read more)

List of explosions from Sakurajima

Date and time (UTC) Time UTC Elevation of ash cloud Source   
 (Japan time JST = UTC+09:00)    
18 Jan 19:01 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
16 Jan 15:50 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
09 Jan 09:27 (explosion) 11.000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
 09:27 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
0Z  VA: D (ash plume obs.) unknown VAAC  
0Z  VA: C (ash plume obs.) unknown VAAC  
06 Jan 15:15 (explosion) 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
0Z Dec VA: D (ash plume obs.) unknown VAAC  
0Z  VA: C (ash plume obs.) unknown VAAC  
06 Jan 01:21 (explosion) 11.000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
 01:21 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
0Z  VA: D (ash plume obs.) unknown VAAC  
03 Jan 10:32 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 10:32 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
02 Jan 20:50 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
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