Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): activity summary 29 Aug - 4 Sep, explosions up to 3.7 km
Thursday Sep 06, 2012 06:41 AM | BY: T
JMA reported that during 27-31 August 5 explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater were detected and ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater.
Gas measurements taken on 20 and 22 August showed elevated sulfur dioxide emissions compared to the previous week.
Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that explosions during 29-30 August and 1-4 September often produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.8-3.7 km (6,000-12,000 ft) a.s.l. The plumes sometimes drifted N and NE. Pilots observed ash plumes during 1-2 September that rose to altitudes of 1.8-3 km (6,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: irregular vulcanian explosions, ash plumes 1.8-3.5 km elevation
Sunday, Sep 02, 2012
The volcano had a series of larger than average explosion yesterday (1 Sep) early afternoon (local time) and early today. VAAC Tokyo reports 4 explosions with ash clouds reaching 2.7-3.5 km altitude within 24 hours. [more]
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: infrequent small to moderate vulcanian explosions
Friday, Aug 31, 2012
Only one explosion seems to have occurred in the past 3 days span, at 01:36 am local time yesterday 30 Aug. It was relatively large, though, producing an ash cloud rising to over 3 km altitude. [more]
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
The volcano remains relatively quiet. There were 2 probably weak explosions yesterday, and none so far today. [more]
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012
Activity seems to be decreasing. Only one relatively small explosion (13:45 UTC today, ash to 1.8 km) was recorded by Tokyo VAAC during the past 2 days. [more]