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Sakurajima volcano
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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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
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Explosive
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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:
Previous news
Friday, Sep 14, 2012
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. [more]
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. [more]
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
The explosion yesterday night (20:42 JST, 11:42 GMT) on an impressive webcam video: ... [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]

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