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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): two explosions today

Friday Sep 04, 2020 08:42 AM | BY: MARTIN
Eruption from Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
Eruption from Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
Eruption from Sakurajima volcano this morning (image: JMA)
Eruption from Sakurajima volcano this morning (image: JMA)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels.
One smaller and one moderate explosion occurred at 05:10 and 12:27 local time today. An ash plumes reached 8,000 ft (2,438 m) and 9,000 ft (2,743 m) altitude and drifted NE and NW, respectively.
The plumes contain small amount of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.
A flux of magma still continues to rise inside the volcano's conduits.
The seismic station records 11 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
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 4 September 2020
Previous news
Friday, Aug 28, 2020
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. ... read all
Monday, Aug 10, 2020
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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