Sakurajima volcano news
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012, 10:36After taking a break during 23-25 Dec, the volcano has been quite productive today with at least 3 explosions so far today, including a moderately large one with ash rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude.
Thu, 6 Dec 2012, 11:05
JMA reported that during 26-30 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.8 km from the crater. Very small eruptions at Minami-dake Crater occasionally occurred. Read more...
Fri, 16 Nov 2012, 10:13During the past 24 hours, the volcano has been very active, with 5 moderate explosions or one every 4-5 hours on average. Ash clouds rose to altitudes between 1.8-3.4 km (6-11,000 ft) altitude.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 06:46
JMA reported that during 5-9 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater. Very small eruptions at Minami-dake Crater occurred during 8-9 November. Read more... read all
Sat, 10 Nov 2012, 08:26The volcano continued to show elevated activity: During 9 Nov, there were 4 moderate explosions with ash plumes rising to 8-13,000 ft (2.4-4 km) altitude.
Fri, 9 Nov 2012, 07:14
While the volcano has only had about 1 explosion per day during 5-7 Nov, Sakurajima has been very active since 8 Nov with at least 6 moderate explosions recorded during the past 24 hours. A large one this morning at 06:27 GMT produced an ash plume reaching 13,000 ft (4.3 km) altitude.
Thu, 8 Nov 2012, 11:05During 29 October-2 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.8 km from the crater. Read more... read all
Mon, 5 Nov 2012, 12:05
After a relatively quiet period between 30 Oct - 3 Nov, Sakurajima had a record number of 6 moderate explosions on 4 November (GMT time). Ash rose to altitudes of 6-8,000 ft (1.8-2.4 km). Read more... read all
Tue, 30 Oct 2012, 12:05After a few days with small to medium explosions, two stronger eruptions occurred yesterday evening and this morning (GMT time), sending ash to 10-11,000 ft (3-3.4 km) altitude. Read more... read all
Fri, 26 Oct 2012, 12:05
During the past 24 hours, the volcano had 2 relatively strong explosions sending ash to more than 3 km altitude (10-11,000 ft).