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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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update

Wednesday Feb 06, 2013 14:08 PM | BY: T

The volcano continues to have relatively many explosions, but at very irregular intervals: during 4 Feb, there were 5 explosions, none yesterday, and 3 so far today.
The small to moderate eruptions produced ash plumes rising 5-8,000 ft (1.5-2.4 km).
Previous news
Monday, Feb 04, 2013
After a phase of several relatively strong explosions with ash plumes often reaching 10,000 ft (3 km) during 31 Jan - 2 Feb, the volcano seems to have taken a short rest, with only one small eruption recorded during the past 2 days. [more]
Friday, Feb 01, 2013
The volcano has been very productive lately. There have been several relatively large explosions over the past days, producing ash plumes rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude. [more]
Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Small to moderately sized explosions continue at relatively high frequency (up to 5-6 per day), with ash plumes rising 5-10,000 ft (1.5-3 km). [more]
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
The volcano remains quite active, with an elevated number of explosions. Yesterday (22 Jan), there were at least 5 with ash plumes reaching 6-9000 ft (1.8-2.7 km). This is a lot considering the long-term average of 1-2 per day. ... [more]
Friday, Jan 11, 2013
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). [more]

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