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stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°ECurrent status
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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:
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Sakurajima volcano news
Mon, 22 Aug 2016, 09:27
Explosion at Sakurajima's Minamidake crater this morning
The volcano has been getting more active again during the past night: a series of small explosions and associated ash emissions occurred from the older summit crater, Minamidake: ...more
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 15:47
This evening's explosion at Sakurajima volcano
After more than 3 weeks with no recorded eruption, a strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this evening at 00:02 past midnight (15:02 UTC). ...more
Fri, 3 Jun 2016, 10:33
Eruption of Sakurajima this morning
The volcano has been very calm recently. After 2 weeks with no recorded explosions, a few relatively small ones occurred yesterday and today, producing ash plumes that rose to 7-8,000 ft (2-2.5 km) altitude.
Fri, 20 May 2016, 08:19
The last explosion at Sakurajima on Wednesday evening
In the past days, the volcano has been back to its typical activity of intermittent, but often strong vulcanian-type explosions at irregular intervals between several days or only few hours with almost no visible activity in between. ...more
Fri, 13 May 2016, 16:20
Explosion of Sakurajima volcano this morning
The activity at the volcano has been irregular. Only few, but sometime relatively strong vulcanian explosions have occurred recently, with ash plumes rising up to 17,000 ft (5 km) altitude. ...more
Thu, 14 Apr 2016, 20:23
Steam (with ash?) plumes from Minamidake (l) and Showa (r) craters at Sakurajima yesterday evening
Over the past days, vulcanian-type explosions - mainly from Showa crater - have become weaker and less frequent; none have been recorded since Tuesday. ...more
Fri, 8 Apr 2016, 14:56
Eruption from Sakurajima this afternoon
The volcano continues to have relatively strong vulcanian-type explosions at varying rates between 0-3 or more per day, and again mostly from the Showa crater (on the upper eastern flank) ...more
Mon, 4 Apr 2016, 17:44
Strong explosion at Sakurajima on 2 April
During the past days, the volcano has been in a very active state again, producing multiple and relatively strong vulcanian explosions that showered the upper crater area with incandescent bombs and generated ash plumes that rose up to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. ...more
Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 17:06
Spectacular explosion from Sakurajima's Minamidake crater on 26 March (image: Naoto Yoshidome / twitter)
Over the past days, vulcanian-type explosions have again picked up in number and size, after only very few events during the first 3 weeks of March. Ash plumes rose to up to 10-12,000 ft (3-3.6 km) altitude. ...more
Mon, 14 Mar 2016, 15:42
Eruption from Sakurajima's Minamidake crater on 11 March 2016
The activity at the volcano has decreased again over the past 2 weeks. The average size and frequency of explosions has dropped to one every few days (compared to several / day earlier in February). So far, March has only seen 3 explosions recorded by JMA. ...more
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Volcanic crisis at Sakurajima - updates
: A strong earthquake swarm and increased inflation were detected in August 2015 and triggered authorities to raise the alert level, as volcanologists think that a larger eruption could follow. News and updates on the events can be found on this page.