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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
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Explosive
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): activity summary 31 Oct - 6 Nov 2012

Thursday Nov 08, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

During 29 October-2 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.8 km from the crater.
A small explosion from Minami-dake Crater occurred during 29-30 October.
Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that explosions during 2-5 and 7 November produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.8-2.4 km (6,000-8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N, E, and SE.
On 5 November a pilot observed an ash plume that rose to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Previous news
Monday, Nov 05, 2012
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). ... [more]
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
After 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. ... [more]
Friday, Oct 26, 2012
During the past 24 hours, the volcano had 2 relatively strong explosions sending ash to more than 3 km altitude (10-11,000 ft). [more]
Sunday, Oct 14, 2012
The volcano had no less than 5 explosions of moderate size (ash cloud heights up to 10,000 ft / 3 km) during 14 Oct, after a 3 days period with (probably) just one eruption. [more]
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
Sakurajima remains relatively active with 4 explosions of moderate size counted on 6 Oct (GMT time). Ash plumes rose to 2.7-3 km altitude 9-10,000 ft). [more]

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