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stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): strong eruptions last days
Monday May 11, 2020 01:33 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strong explosion from Sakurajima volcano on 8 May (image: @chematierra/twitter)
Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano on 9 May (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
The activity of the volcano continues at high levels associated with strong eruptions during the past days.
On 8 May at 07:04 local time
a powerful explosion occurred from its crater. A dense dark ash plume rose 6,561 ft (2,000 m)
above the summit.
On 9 May at 05:32 local time
another vigorous eruption occurred when ash plumes reached 13,779 ft (4,200 m)
Blocks were ejected as far as 3,280 ft (1,000 m)
away from Minamidake summit crater.
Near-constant glow is visible from the summit crater.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 2300 tonnes/day.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 11 May 2020
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. ...
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