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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 today

Wednesday May 27, 2020 09:59 AM | BY: MARTIN

Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Kagoshima MBC webcam)
Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Kagoshima MBC webcam)
Dispersed ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Sakurajima webcam)
Dispersed ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Sakurajima webcam)
The activity of the volcano continues at moderate to high levels.
Today at 13:20 local time Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) recorded a strong vulcanic eruption that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 14,000 ft (4,267 m) altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the east and causes moderate ash fall on the volcano's slopes.
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.
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