Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): stronger and more than usual frequent explosions
Sakurajima volcano continues to be particularly active. The volcano, known for its persistant svulcanian type eruptions, typically 1-2 per day, has been having more than usual frequent and stronger explosions during the past months.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012, 10:0510:05 AM | BY: T
A powerful eruption occurred last evening a recent youtube video shows. The explosion occurred not from the normally active Showa-dake, but the less frequently active Minami-dake crater, and the explosion showered the flanks of the volcano with hundreds of blocks up to considerable distance. An ash column can be seen rising several kilometers.
Today, several explosions occurred as well with ash plumes reported up to 10,000 ft (ca. 3 km) altitude, the Tokyo VAAC reported.
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012, 10:05
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: 1-2 moderate to strong explosions per day, plumes up to 3-4 km
JMA reported that during 11-15 June large explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred 5 times and ejected tephra as far as 800 m from the crater. A small eruption from Minami-dake Crater occurred on 13 June. read all
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 10:05
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: strong vulcanian-type explosions, ash plumes up to 3-4 km altitude, occasional small pyroclastic flows
JMA reported that during 4-8 June explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred 11 times and ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater. A small pyroclastic flow traveled 200 m down the E flank. read all
Wed, 6 Jun 2012, 10:05
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: moderate vulcanian explosions (1-3 per day), ash plumes to 3.4 km height
During 1-4 June 7 explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected ballistics 800-1,300 m from the crater. During 30 May-5 June explosions produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.2-3 km (4,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW, W, and NW. Pilots observed ash plumes during 3-4 June that rose to altitudes of 2.7-3.4 (9,000-11,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W. ... read all
Fri, 1 Jun 2012, 10:05
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: strong intermittent explosive activity, ash plumes reaching 4.6 km altitude
8 explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred during 21-25 May and a small eruption from Minami-dake Crater on 23 May. read all
Thu, 24 May 2012, 09:28
Sakurajima volcano on Kyushu, Japan, remains in a state of elevated activity. During the past week, strong vulcanian explosions from the Showa Crater often occurred multiple times per day, and generated tall ash plumes reaching 4 km altitude. A small pyroclastic flow reaching 300 m length occurred during an explosion on 21 May. ... read all