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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

Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 09:37
Strong, lava-rich explosion of Sakurajima on Friday
The volcano has been relatively active recently. Lava-rich explosions can often be seen even on webcams as the screenshot from an explosion on Friday shows. (see timelapse on facebook / Sakurajima volcano 桜島昭和火口)
Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 15:32
3 strong explosions occurred during yesterday-today, producing ash plumes that reached up to 16,000 ft (4.8 km) altitude (Tokyo VAAC)
Wed, 5 Nov 2014, 01:22
The volcano's activity is currently elevated. At least 3 explosions yesterday produced ash plumes that rose to more than 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 14:54
Vulcanian explosion at Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
Following a week of relatively low activity, the volcano has become more active again during the past days. A particularly strong vulcanian explosion occurred this morning and produced an ash plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. ...more
Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 16:08
Ash plume from an explosion at Sakurajima volcano yesterday morning
The explosive activity at the volcano has been elevated compared to most of the previous months. An average of 4-5 vulcanian explosions have been occurring daily. A strong eruption yesterday produced an ash plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo).
Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 16:50
The activity has picked up significantly at the volcano. During the past 30 hours, at least 10 vulcanian-type explosions were recorded. Some of them produced ash plumes rising to 13,000 ft (4 km) altitude, i.e. approx. 3 km above the volcano's Showa crater.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014, 15:29
Since about a week ago, the frequency of explosions from the volcano has drastically increased and is now again almost similar to its intense phases of last year. ...more
Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 14:58
Activity has been unusually low at the volcano since about 2 weeks. The first explosion during August occurred this morning, producing a plume that rose less than 1 km above the summit.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014, 14:59
During the past 10 days, activity at the volcano has been relatively low, with 1-2 small to moderate vulcanian-type explosions registered on average per day.
Mon, 7 Jul 2014, 17:02
The volcano had a busy weekend with at least 6 explosions during 48 hours. The largest produced an ash plume to 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude.

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