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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
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 eruptions:
1955-ongoing, 1954(?), 1950, 1948, 1946, 1942, 1941, 1940, 1939, 1938, 1935, 1914-15, 1899(?), 1860, 1799, 1797, 1794, 1792, 1791, 1790, 1785, 1783, 1782, 1779-81, 1756, 1749, 1742, 1706, 1678, 1670(?), 1642, 1478, 1471-76, 1468, 778, 766, 764, 716-18, 712(?), 708
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Explosive
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: 1-2 moderate to strong explosions per day, plumes up to 2-2.5km

Mon, 30 Jul 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
VAAC Tokyo reports continued explosions at Sakurajima volcano in Japan with ash clouds reaching 2-2.5 km altitude.
Previous news
Wed, 25 Jul 2012, 10:05
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. ... read all
Wed, 20 Jun 2012, 10:05
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
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
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
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

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