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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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Sakurajima 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(?), 708
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Explosive
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Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200508/2031Z OVER FL090 STNR OBS VA DTG: 08/2020Z

Friday May 08, 2020 20:45 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on  8 May 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 8 May 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 20:39 UTC, 08/05/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200508/2039Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SAKURAJIMA [AIRA CALDERA] 282080
PSN: N3136 E13039
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 1117M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/441
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLODED AT 20200508/2031Z OVER FL090 STNR
OBS VA DTG: 08/2020Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 250/17KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Vigorous eruption associated with dense dark ash plume from Sakurajima volcano on 2 May (image: JMA)
Sunday, May 03, 2020
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. ... [more]

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