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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): vulcanian activity continues

Mon, 5 Oct 2020, 08:29
08:29 AM | BY: MARTIN
Eruption at Sakurajima volcano on 3 October (image: JMA)
Eruption at Sakurajima volcano on 3 October (image: JMA)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues at fluctuating intensity characterized by sporadic ash explosions.
On 3 October at 16:35 local time the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded a moderate vulcanian-type explosion which reached approx. 10,000 ft (3,048 m) altitude.
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 5 October 2020
Previous news
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 07:24
Gas, steam and ash content from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: JMA)
The activity of the volcano is characterized by occasional ash emissions. ... read all
Thu, 10 Sep 2020, 08:34
Glow and emissions of gas from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Sakurajima)
Visible glow at night, as can be seen in the image, and near-constant emissions of gas and small amounts of ash suggest continued rise of fresh magma probably accumulating as a lava dome in the inner summit crater. read all
Fri, 4 Sep 2020, 08:42
Eruption from Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels. ... read all

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