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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
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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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Sakurajima volcano news

Tue, 24 Dec 2013, 09:27
Ash plume from an eruption of Sakurajima this morning
During the past week, the volcano has been relatively calm with an average of 1 explosion per day (ash plumes rising to 6-10,000 ft altitude). A slightly stronger explosion occurred this morning (evening in Japan) with an ash plume rising to 11,000 ft (video): ...more
Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 23:21
Activity in the past few days has been comparably low. No significant explosions have been registered for 2 days. The latest stronger explosions occurred during 5-6 December. ...more
Thu, 5 Dec 2013, 11:32
Vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
After about a week with fewer (and on some days no) recorded explosions, a new surge of stronger activity began yesterday. A vulcanian explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to 11,000 ft (3.4 km) altitude.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013, 08:55
Activity seems to increase and decrease in cycles of approximately a week's length. After the series of stronger explosions on 24-25 Nov, the past days have been calmer with fewer and less intense explosions (1-2 per day, ash plumes to 8,000 ft).
Sun, 24 Nov 2013, 09:14
Explosion from Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu MBC webcam)
After a short phase of weaker activity, the volcano began to erupt more violently yesterday with a series of powerful explosions that sent ash plumes up to 15,000 ft (4,5 km). Near-constant ash emissions have been taking place from the Showa crater. ...more
Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 09:36
The past days have been relatively calm at the volcano with only infrequent and smaller explosions and less ash emission, compared to the intense phase of activity during 13-15 November.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013, 11:02
VAAC Tokyo reports continuous ash emissions and some relatively large explosions with plumes reaching 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude last evening.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013, 13:55
The volcano has picked up activity again. Over the past days, the Showa crater has been producing near-constant ash emissions and several vulcanian explosions with ash plumes rising up to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude. ...more
Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 11:18
Since the larger explosions on 27 Oct, the volcano has been a bit calmer with on average 2 explosions per day ejecting ash plumes to 7-10,000 ft (2-3 km) altitude.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013, 07:51
Eruption from Sakurajima yesterday
The volcano had at least 6 vulcanian explosions yesterday. The largest (at 08:09 local time this morning) sent an ash plume to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. ...more

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