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Aira volcano (Kyushu, Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 13 September-19 September 2017 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 13 Sep 2017, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
JMA reported that during 4-11 September there were 52 events detected at Showa Crater (at Aira Caldera's Sakurajima volcano), seven of which were explosive and ejected material as far as 500 m. Ash plumes rose as high as 2.4 km above the crater rim. Crater incandescence was observed most nights.
The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2017. Report on Aira. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 13 September-19 September 2017. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
Sakurajima volcano
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) 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
Typical eruption style
Explosive

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