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Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and one of the few that are at present in constant (persistant) activity. Its ongoing typical activity range from strong strombolian to large ash explosions every 4-24 hours.
The volcano is located across Kagoshima Bay only 8 km east of the city of Kagoshima with a population of half a million. Sakurajima's eruptive history has been recorded since the 8th century. It has frequently deposited ash on Kagoshima, and due to its explosive potential, considered a very dangerous volcano and closely monitored.
The largest historical eruptions of Sakurajima took place during 1471-76 and in 1914.
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): 3 explosions so far today
Monday Sep 24, 2012 09:55 AM | BY: T
After a week of relatively low and infrequent explosions, Sakura-jima has picked up with 3 eruptions during the early hours of today.
The largest at 12:52 h local time produced an ash plume rising to 11,000 ft (3.4 km) and was captured as webcam video by user cubhf137 on youtube:
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.
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.
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