Get our newsletter!
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
: Our professional team of volcanologists and photographers offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
The Volcano Adventure Guide
: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°ECurrent status
(4 out of 5)Sakurajima webcams / live data
| ReportsSakurajima volcano videosSakurajima volcano books | ToursSakurajima volcano eruptions:
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(?), 708Typical eruption style:
ExplosiveLast earthquakes nearby
Sakurajima volcano toursSakurajima Volcano Special
(5-days volcano expedition to observe Sakurajima volcano's activity from close)Latest satellite imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
Sakurajima volcano news
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)
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
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Top 20 quakes in 2016
: Several magnitude 7 quakes occurred in 2016 (but none above M8): Papua New Guinea, NZ, Ecuador, Solomon Islands, Sumatra, Chile, Alaska and others - nearly all major earthquakes were located near active subduction zones.
See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.
Volcano & Earthquake news feeds
: If you like to use RSS to access the latest news about volcanoes and earthquakes without needing to visit the site, have a look at our available news feeds!
Volcano News group
: Join our group on facebook: post reports, updates, or other interesting facts about volcanism and volcanic activity worldwide and discuss with other members.