Get our newsletter!
Try our free app!
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
Our expert volcanologists and photographers offer unique travel experiences: volcano expeditions
, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
(4 out of 5)
Sakurajima webcams / live data
| ReportsSakurajima volcano videosSakurajima volcano books | Tours
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:
Last earthquakes nearby
Sakurajima volcano toursSakurajima Volcano Special
(5-day volcano expedition to observe Sakurajima volcano's activity from close)
Latest satellite imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: frequent and relatively strong explosions
Friday Sep 14, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T
Sakurajima continues to be at elevated activity levels. Yesterday marked a record of 6 explosions (GMT time frame), the largest of which was at 21:27 GMT (or 06:27 Japan time today) and sent ash to 12,000 ft (3.7 km). 2 moderate explosions have occurred today so far.
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
After taking some breath for about 24 hours, Sakurajima erupted with 4 relatively strong explosions during the past 24 hours alone. Two of them (this morning at 09:39 and at 18:57 local time) produced ash rising to 11,000 ft or 3.4 km altitude, VAAC Tokyo reports. ... read all
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
The explosion yesterday night (20:42 JST, 11:42 GMT) on an impressive webcam video: read all
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
A stronger than usual explosion seems to have occurred earlier today at the volcano at 06:55 GMT. An ash plume reaching 15,000 ft (>4.5 km) was reported by Tokyo VAAC. ... read all
Saturday, Sep 08, 2012
Moderately strong explosions have been occurring at very irregular frequency 0-3 times per day, with a maximum ash cloud altitude at 3.7 km after an explosion on 5 Sep. ... read all
Thursday, Sep 06, 2012
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. ... read all
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Fuego volcano photos
: One of Central America's most active volcanoes, Fuego in Guatemala is in near-permanent explosive eruption with intermittent phases of increasing activity that generate lava fountains, lava flows and pyroclastic flows.
Volcano Calendar 2016
: We're proud to present our new volcano calendar 2016: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years.
Volcano Special Tours
: We organize tours to particularly active volcanoes and during ongoing eruptions for extended observation time from various viewpoints. These trips, exclusively for very small groups, are often announced only at short notice and require fast travel and flexibility. Each trip is accompanied by a volcanologist from our team. Examples include: Kilauea (Hawai'i), Colima (Mexico), Krakatau and many others.
Kelut volcano's lava dome in 2007
: One of the most impressive lava dome eruptions in recent years. A new dome formed in the crater lake of Kelut volcano (East Java) in late 2007. Enjoy some unique pictures.