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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 update: 0-3 weak to moderate vulcanian-style explosions per day, ash clouds up to 2-3 km altitude

Friday Jan 11, 2013 10:19 AM | BY: T

The volcano continues to produce small to moderate explosions at relatively high frequency of 3-4 per day. Ash plumes have been in the range of 6-9,000 ft (1.8-2.7 km).
Previous news
Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013
The volcano has been relatively constant in its activity during the past days, having 2-3 "normal" small to moderate vulcanian explosions a day. Ash plumes reached elevations between 6-8,000 ft (1.8-2.4 km) altitude. [more]
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
Sakurajima started the new year with at least 4 explosions, producing ash plumes up to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude during 1-2 Jan. [more]
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
Sakurajima started the new year with at least 4 explosions, producing ash plumes up to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude during 1-2 Jan. [more]
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012
After taking a break during 23-25 Dec, the volcano has been quite productive today with at least 3 explosions so far today, including a moderately large one with ash rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude. [more]
Thursday, Dec 06, 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. ... [more]

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