Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): strong explosion yesterday; first since Jun 2020
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 08:5308:53 AM | BY: MARTIN
A new episode of explosive activity of the volcano is likely expected as the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded a relatively strong explosion on 9 August at 05:38 local time. The last eruption occurred on 28 June.
Double-coloured ash plume from Sakurajima volcano on 9 August (image: JMA)
A powerful explosion occurred from Minamidake summit crater that generated a white and brown-grey ash plume which rose 16,404 ft (5,000 m) above the summit and drifted northeast. The double-coloured ash plume is caused by the difference in the amount of volcanic ash.
Ashfall is reported in Kagoshima City, Aira City, Kirishima City, Yusui Town, Miyazaki Prefecture and parts of Kumamoto Prefecture.
Seismicity remained elevated including periods of amplitude tremor since 7 August. The seismic station records 76 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
A batch of magma is rising inside the volcano's conduits.
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 10 August 2020
Sun, 9 Aug 2020, 06:00
Sat, 8 Aug 2020, 21:00
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200808/2038Z OVER FL070 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 08/2030Z
Sun, 28 Jun 2020, 09:30
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200628/0907Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 28/0900Z
Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 21:00
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20200623/2035Z FL070 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG: 23/2030Z
Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 12:00