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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 28 Nov - 4 Dec 2012

Thursday Dec 06, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

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.
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.
Previous news
Friday, Nov 16, 2012
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. [more]
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
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. ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012
The volcano continued to show elevated activity: During 9 Nov, there were 4 moderate explosions with ash plumes rising to 8-13,000 ft (2.4-4 km) altitude. [more]
Friday, Nov 09, 2012
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. [more]
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. ... [more]

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