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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

Sunday Feb 24, 2013 20:17 PM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER

Activity has picked up again over the past days with more frequent explosions 1-5 per day).
A typical vulcanian eruption from earlier today (Japan time or 23:41 GMT) produced an ash plume rising to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) and was taken on the following webcam video on YouTube. Small pyroclastic flows can be seen forming at the base of the eruption plume.
Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
After a period of frequent strong explosions, the volcano seems to be taking a rest and is back with smaller explosions at a rate of 1-3 per day. ... [more]
Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Explosions from the Showa Crater during 6-12 February generated plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.2-3.7 km (4,000-12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW, S, SE, E, and NE. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report) ... [more]
Monday, Feb 11, 2013
The volcano has been in a phase of elevated activity during the past days. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]

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