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Update Sun 11 Nov 23:46
Here's what a typical moderate explosion looks like (11 Nov 19:13 GMT, or 12 Nov 04:13 JST):
 

VAAC advisories (list 2012 since 6 Oct) (read more)

List of explosions from Sakurajima (2012 archive)

Date and time (UTC) Time UTC Elevation of ash cloud Source   
 (Japan time JST = UTC+09:00)    
27 Dec 04:05 (explosion) 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 02:42 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
26 Dec 18:53 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 14:21 (explosion) 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
Y.  VA: C (ash plume obs.) unknown VAAC  
26 Dec 07:45 (ash plume obs.) 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 07:41 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 07:22 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
22 Dec 15:43 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
Y.  VA: D (ash plume obs.) unknown VAAC  
19 Dec 06:01 (explosion) 11.000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
 02:47 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
17 Dec 23:15 (explosion) 5.000 ft (1.5 km) VAAC  
 12:03 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
16 Dec 22:53 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 12:07 (explosion) 5.000 ft (1.5 km) VAAC  
 02:05 (ash plume obs.) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
15 Dec 08:12 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 06:09 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
14 Dec 15:59 (explosion) unknown VAAC  
 13:01 (explosion) unknown VAAC  
 03:05 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
13 Dec 20:29 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 16:58 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 14:42 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 10:39 (ash plume obs.) unknown VAAC  
 06:35 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 04:47 (ash plume obs.) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
12 Dec 06:59 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
10 Dec 13:50 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
09 Dec 20:25 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 19:27 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 01:32 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
07 Dec 22:02 (explosion) 4.000 ft (1.2 km) VAAC  
 03:50 (ash plume obs.) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 03:31 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
06 Dec 21:08 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 17:00 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 10:56 (explosion) 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 05:53 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
05 Dec 22:25 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 17:44 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 11:56 (explosion) unknown VAAC  
04 Dec 22:51 (ash plume obs.) 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 22:30 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 12:54 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 03:30 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
02 Dec 16:29 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 07:34 (explosion) unknown VAAC  
01 Dec 12:10 (explosion) 12.000 ft (3.7 km) VAAC  
 02:50 (ash plume obs.) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
30 Nov 14:20 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 04:01 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
29 Nov 20:58 (explosion) 12.000 ft (3.7 km) VAAC  
 12:23 (explosion) 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 05:39 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 00:55 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
28 Nov 22:55 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 18:58 (explosion) 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 15:56 (explosion) 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 15:02 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
27 Nov 15:54 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 10:39 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
25 Nov 03:23 (explosion) 5.000 ft (1.5 km) VAAC  
24 Nov 22:09 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 16:13 (explosion) 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 14:16 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
23 Nov 03:48 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
22 Nov 17:18 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 06:22 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 04:30 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
21 Nov 17:21 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 11:53 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
20 Nov 03:05 (ash plume obs.) 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
19 Nov 15:42 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 10:50 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
18 Nov 22:54 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 15:40 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
17 Nov 15:12 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 12:39 (explosion) unknown VAAC  
16 Nov 12:13 (explosion) 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 09:51 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 05:03 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 01:25 (explosion) 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
15 Nov 20:45 (explosion) 11.000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
 20:08 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 14:49 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
14 Nov 20:02 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 19:02 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 03:54 (explosion) unknown VAAC  
13 Nov 20:17 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
12 Nov 03:03 (explosion) 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 02:20 (explosion) 5.000 ft (1.5 km) VAAC  
11 Nov 19:13 (explosion) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 01:48 (explosion) 4.000 ft (1.2 km) VAAC  
09 Nov 21:44 (explosion) 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 12:53 (explosion) 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 06:28 (ash plume obs.) 13.000 ft (4 km) VAAC  
 06:27 (explosion) 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 00:36 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
08 Nov 19:58 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
 18:26 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 12:01 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 05:21 12.000 ft (3.7 km) VAAC  
 04:36 (ash plume obs.) 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 04:27 (explosion) 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
07 Nov 19:16 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
07 Nov 01:19 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
06 Nov 23:33 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
04 Nov 22:35 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 17:21 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 15:47 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 07:57 unknown VAAC  
 03:35 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 02:48 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
03 Nov 12:13 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
02 Nov 08:12 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
30 Oct 13:18 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
30 Oct 02:55 11.000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
29 Oct 18:10 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
29 Oct 17:20 5.000 ft (1.5 km) VAAC  
29 Oct 04:56 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
28 Oct 15:10 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
27 Oct 12:58 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
26 Oct 07:48 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
25 Oct 19:50 11.000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
25 Oct 16:44 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
24 Oct 23:52 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
24 Oct 21:56 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
24 Oct 09:00 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
23 Oct 22:34 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
22 Oct 22:32 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
21 Oct 03:51 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
20 Oct 00:02 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
18 Oct 21:49 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
18 Oct 14:02 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
18 Oct 05:42 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
17 Oct 19:36 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
17 Oct 16:04 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
17 Oct 14:21 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
15 Oct 02:18 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
14 Oct 13:36 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
14 Oct 11:11 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
14 Oct 05:27 10.000 ft (3.1 km) VAAC  
14 Oct 04:50 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
14 Oct 02:50 6.000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
12 Oct 07:22 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
09 Oct 19:24 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
09 Oct 13:53 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
09 Oct 03:07 9.000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
08 Oct 06:13 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
07 Oct 22:48 8.000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
07 Oct 09:03 7.000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
06 Oct 19:59 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 16:49 10,000 ft (3 km) VAAC  
 15:58 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 01:22 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
5 Oct 21:51 6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 00:32 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
4 Oct 19:33 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 18:16 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 16:33 6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 00:30 6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
3 Oct 22:09 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 07:40 10,000 ft (3 km) VAAC  
2 Oct 19:08 10,000 ft (3 km) VAAC  
 18:39 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
1 Oct 21:24 11,000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
 18:59 >6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 07:29 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 04:32 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
30 Sep 21:23 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 17:07 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 12:14 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
29 Sep 08:15 unknown VAAC  
28 Sep 22:30 6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 19:24 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 15:47 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 14:00 6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 10:59 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 05:58 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
27 Sep 11:25 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
26 Sep 05:33 11,000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
25 Sep 23:26 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 12:06 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
24 Sep 07:02 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 03:52 11,000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
 03:27 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
23 Sep 07:47 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
22 Sep 08:32 unknown VAAC  
21 Sep 23:23 11,000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
 23:00 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
20 Sep 02:41 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
19 Sep 22:30 6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 04:10 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 01:07 10,000 ft (3 km) VAAC  
16 Sep 20:18 unknown VAAC  
 14:16 unknown VAAC  
15 Sep 00:21 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
14 Sep 11:04 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
 01:31 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
13 Sep 21:27 12,000 ft (3.7 km) VAAC  
 18:55 10,000 ft (3 km) VAAC  
 15:01 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 09:57 11,000 ft (3.7 km) VAAC  
 06:01 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 00:39 11,000 ft (3.7 km) VAAC  
12 Sep  21:12 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
11 Sep 22:46 >7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 11:42 >7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 06:55 15,000 ft (4.6 km) VAAC  
10 Sep 05:47 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 01:36 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
09 Sep 02:57 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 02:49 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
07 Sep 19:50 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 06:12 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 02:32 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
06 Sep 21:02 10,000 ft (3 km) VAAC  
05 Sep 21:54 6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 18:09 12,000 ft (3.7 km) VAAC  
04 Sep 19:45 11,000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
 15:57 >7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
03 Sep 14:49 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 14:49 7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 11:30 unknown VAAC  
 04:23 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
02 Sep 09:48 6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
 04:23 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
01 Sep 08:01 12,000 ft (3.5 km) VAAC  
 07:02 10,000 ft (3 km) VAAC  
 06:15 9,000 ft (2.7 km) VAAC  
29 Aug 16:36  11,000 ft (3.4 km) VAAC  
28 Aug 22:39  unknown VAAC  
 14:05  unknown VAAC  
27 Aug  23:36  7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
  19:33  7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
26 Aug  12:09  unknown VAAC  
25 Aug  22:35  6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
  18:53  6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
  13:45  6,000 ft (1.8 km) VAAC  
23 Aug  22:54  7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
  05:18  7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
22 Aug  22:39  9,000 ft (2.7 km VAAC  
  21:17  6,000 ft (1.8 km VAAC  
  16:13  unknown VAAC  
21 Aug  18:24  8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
  02:55  8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 00:07 10,000 ft (3 km) VAAC  
20 Aug 22:35 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 10:09 8,000 ft (2.4 km) VAAC  
 04:40 <7,000 ft (2.1 km) VAAC  
 

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