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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 6-11 Apr 2020

Sunday Apr 12, 2020 10:50 AM | BY: MARTIN

Emissions of steam and ash generated by explosion from Sakurajima volcano on 11 April (image: JMA)
Emissions of steam and ash generated by explosion from Sakurajima volcano on 11 April (image: JMA)
Glow from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: JMA)
Glow from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: JMA)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported during 6-11 Apr 2020 7 explosions that occured at the Minamidake summit crater.
Blocks were ejected as far as 984 ft-1,640 ft (300 m-500 m) away from Minamidake summit crater. Ash plumes reached 9,000 ft (2,743 m) altitude.
Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
The seismic station records 35 volcanic earthquakes and 3 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 12 April 2020
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