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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 (Kyushu, Japan): vulcanian activity continues from the crater

Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 08:57
08:57 AM | BY: MARTIN
Explosive event from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: @DavidHe11952876/twitter)
Explosive event from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: @DavidHe11952876/twitter)
Degassing at Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
Degassing at Sakurajima volcano today (image: JMA)
Near-constant steaming glow at Sakurajima volcano tonight (image: JMA)
Near-constant steaming glow at Sakurajima volcano tonight (image: JMA)
The activity of the volcano is characterized by near-constant glow and degassing over the past days. This event suggests continued rise of fresh magma.
Vulcanian-type explosions continue from the Minamidake summit crater. The last explosive eruption was recorded at 13:35 local time yesterday as increasingly larger plume of ash emissions and gas content can be seen rising from the crater. Ash column reached up to 8,800 ft (2,682 m) altitude and drifted SE.
Blocks and bombs were ejected as far as 500 m-700 m distance from the Minamidake summit crater.
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 11 November 2020
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