Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): activity summary 28 Nov - 4 Dec 2012
JMA reported that during 26-30 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.8 km from the crater. Very small eruptions at Minami-dake Crater occasionally occurred.
Thu, 6 Dec 2012, 11:0511:05 AM | BY: T
Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that explosions during 29 November-4 December produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.8-3.7 km (6,000-12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W, E, SE, and S. A pilot reported that an ash plume drifted SE at an altitude of 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012, 10:13
During the past 24 hours, the volcano has been very active, with 5 moderate explosions or one every 4-5 hours on average. Ash clouds rose to altitudes between 1.8-3.4 km (6-11,000 ft) altitude. ... Read all
Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 06:46
JMA reported that during 5-9 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater. Very small eruptions at Minami-dake Crater occurred during 8-9 November. ... Read all