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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): relatively strong eruption

Sunday May 03, 2020 10:26 AM | BY: MARTIN

Vigorous eruption associated with dense dark ash plume from Sakurajima volcano on 2 May (image: JMA)
Vigorous eruption associated with dense dark ash plume from Sakurajima volcano on 2 May (image: JMA)
On 2 May at 06:00 local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that explosive activity continues from the active crater with near-constant emissions of ash generated by the vigorous explosion. Dense dark ash plume reached approx. 9,000 ft (2,743 m) altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the north.
Blocks were ejected as far as 1,968-2,952 ft (600-900 m) away from Minamidake summit crater.
Near-constant glow is visible from the summit crater.
There is a slight fluctuation.
During 27-30 April the seismic station records 20 volcanic earthquakes and 2 tremors associated with the eruption.
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 3 May 2020
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