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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 (Kyushu, Japan): vigorous eruption yesterday

Monday May 18, 2020 07:47 AM | BY: MARTIN

Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
Vulcanian activity continues from the summit crater after powerful eruptions that occurred last week.
On 17 May at 18:54 local time a strong explosion at the volcano generated a dense dark ash plume, which rose approx. 3,280 ft (1,000 m) above the summit and drifted E.
Near-constant glow is visible from the summit crater.
32 volcano-tectonic earthquakes were detected by the seismic network.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 18 May 2020
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