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Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°ECurrent status
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| ReportsSakurajima volcano videosSakurajima volcano books | ToursSakurajima 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(?), 708Typical eruption style:
ExplosiveLast earthquakes nearby
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Sakurajima volcano news
Fri, 31 Aug 2012, 10:05
Only one explosion seems to have occurred in the past 3 days span, at 01:36 am local time yesterday 30 Aug. It was relatively large, though, producing an ash cloud rising to over 3 km altitude.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012, 10:05
The volcano remains relatively quiet. There were 2 probably weak explosions yesterday, and none so far today.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012, 05:10
Sat, 25 Aug 2012, 10:05
Activity seems to be decreasing. Only one relatively small explosion (13:45 UTC today, ash to 1.8 km) was recorded by Tokyo VAAC during the past 2 days.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012, 10:05
Only 1 weak explosion was reported by Tokyo VAAC during the past 24 hours.
Thu, 23 Aug 2012, 08:48
Sakurajima volcano during a strong eruption with lightning
Tue, 21 Aug 2012, 10:05
3 more explosions occurred during the past 24 hours, generating ash clouds reaching 8-10,000 ft altitude.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012, 10:05
3 more explosions were recorded since the last update yesterday: ...more
Sun, 19 Aug 2012, 10:05
A series of more powerful explosions occurred at the volcano during the past 2 days: ...more
Fri, 17 Aug 2012, 10:05
Only a few more explosions occurred during the past days: ...more
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