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stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°ECurrent status
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): frequent and moderately large explosions during 8-9 Nov
Friday Nov 09, 2012 07:14 AM | BY: T
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.
Thursday, Nov 08, 2012
During 29 October-2 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.8 km from the crater. ...
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). ...
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. ...
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).
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.
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