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Sakurajima volcano
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
Current status: erupting (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 (Kyushu, Japan): weekly volcanic activity report 16-19 Mar 2020

Sunday Mar 22, 2020 16:07 PM | BY: MARTIN

A glow and a white plume from the Sakurajima´s crater on 18 March (image: JMA)
A glow and a white plume from the Sakurajima´s crater on 18 March (image: JMA)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that two explosions occured at the Minamidake summit crater.
Blocks were ejected as far as 2,624 ft-3,608 ft (800 m-1,100 m) away from Minamidake summit crater.
Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 3400 tonnes/day.
The seismic station records 30 volcanic earthquakes and 42 tremors associated with the eruptions during the period 16-19 Mar 2020.
On 16 March JMA did a flight observations with the cooperation of the Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Air Group. No significant change was observed in Minamidake summit crater and the Showa crater.
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 volcano activity update 22 March 2020
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