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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 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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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): occasional small explosions

Fri, 28 Aug 2020, 09:21
09:21 AM | BY: MARTIN
Steam emissions from Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
Steam emissions from Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
The activity of the volcano continues at low levels characterized by sporadic very small eruptions from Minamidake summit crater.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded small amount of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions that reached to a 700 tonnes/day.
Low-level seismicity continues including periods of low amplitude tremor and 6 earthquakes during 24-28 August. Nevertheless a flux of magma still continues to rise 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 28 August 2020
Previous news
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 08:53
Double-coloured ash plume from Sakurajima volcano on 9 August (image: JMA)
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. ... read all

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