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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 (Japan): large explosion sends ash plume to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude

Friday Sep 06, 2013 09:11 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
Ash plume from Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
Elevated activity continues at the volcano which produces frequent and relatively strong vulcanian explosions and ash emissions. This morning, an explosion produced an ash plume rising to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude, visible in the following video starting 07:18 UTC:
Previous news
Vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima this morning (JMA)
Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013
A moderately large vulcanian explosion occurred this morning, producing significant fallout of lapilli and small bombs in several kilometers distance. Cars parked at the Arimura Lava observatory observation point to the south of the volcano were damages and windshields broken, at a distance of about 4 km. There are no reports of injuries to people. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
Activity remains at high levels. Over the past 24 hours, the volcano has had 8 explosions recorded by VAAC Tokyo, with ash plumes rising to up to 12,000 ft altitude. The following shows an explosion this morning seen from Kagoshima: ... [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Sakurajima volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Friday, Aug 23, 2013
On 21 August, the volcano had at least 8 (!) vulcanian-type explosions with ash plumes rising up to 15,000 ft (4,5 km) altitude that often drifted over the bay and Kagoshima city, causing ash fall there. Some of the explosions can be seen on the following time-lapse video. The volcano has been in an elevated state of activity during the past weeks. A significant hot spot is visible on MODIS data, suggesting that magma levels are high in the crater and the presence of significant amounts of still hot fresh deposits on the flanks. ... [more]
Monday, Aug 19, 2013
A very large vulcanian explosion, one of the largest during this year occurred yesterday morning. It produced a mushroom shaped ash column that rose to about 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude that drifted over the Kagoshima town where ash fall occurred. ... [more]
SO2 plume from Sakurajima volcano (NOAA)
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013
Explosions have been averaging to about 2-3 per day over the past week. Many of them have been moderately large with plume heights reaching 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude. ... [more]

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