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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 2-6 Apr 2020

Tuesday Apr 07, 2020 08:48 AM | BY: MARTIN

Glow from Sakurajima volcano (image: JMA)
Glow from Sakurajima volcano (image: JMA)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported during 2-6 Apr 2020 15 explosions that occured at the Minamidake summit crater.
Blocks were ejected as far as 1,968 ft-2,952 ft (600 m-900 m) away from Minamidake summit crater. Ash plumes reached 12,460 ft (3,800 m) altitude.
Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
The seismic station records 35 volcanic earthquakes and 23 tremors associated with the eruption. The inclinometer and extensometer indicate that the volcano is uplifted and expanded. There is a slight fluctuation.
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 7 April 2020
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