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Aira volcano (Kyushu, Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 September-21 September 2021 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 15 Sep 2021, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
JMA reported that an explosion at Minamidake Crater (at Aira Caldera's Sakurajima volcano) at 1617 on 19 September produced an eruption plume that rose 1 km above the crater rim. Crater incandescence was visible at night during 20-21 September. The report noted that inflation around the summit continued to be recorded.
The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale), and residents were warned to stay 2 km away from the crater.

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2021. Report on Aira. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 15 September-21 September 2021. 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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