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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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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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Sakurajima volcano (Japan): large explosion causes ash fall in Kagoshima

Friday Oct 04, 2013 07:47 AM | BY: T

Explosion from Sakurajima this morning (MBC webcam, from East)
Explosion from Sakurajima this morning (MBC webcam, from East)
Ash plume drifting over Kagoshima city (KYT-TV webcam)
Ash plume drifting over Kagoshima city (KYT-TV webcam)
A moderately large explosion occurred this morning at 12:03 local time, possibly generating a pyroclastic flow to the SW side of the Showa crater. An ash plume rose to 13,000 ft (4 km) altitude and drifted over the southern part of Kagoshima city, where ash fall occurred.
A similar explosion had already occurred the night before (at 04:33 local time):
Previous news
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
The volcano is in a particularly active phase. During the past 2 days, about 20 vulcanian explosions occurred, many of which produced ash plumes reaching 10-13,000 ft (3-4 km) altitude. [more]
Powerful strombolian explosion from Sakurajima at 13:48 UTC on 27 Sep (22:48 local time)
Sunday, Sep 29, 2013
Activity fluctuates on a scale of few days, but remains at relatively high levels overall. Explosions from the Showa crater often follow each other at intervals of few hours, and ash plumes regularly surpass 10,000 ft altitude (something that had been more rare during the past years). ... [more]
Eruption plume from Sakurajima this evening
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Activity remains at high levels with near-constant ash venting and frequent and often large vulcanian explosions (ash plumes rising to 10,000 ft / 3 km altitude and more). Today's activity seen from the south: ... [more]
Friday, Sep 13, 2013
Activity remains elevated. The volcano produces near-constant ash venting and relatively many (3+ per day) vulcanian-type explosions. Ash plumes have been rising up to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) during the past 2 days. ... [more]
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
An explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude. This is the latest of the currently intense eruptive phase of ash emissions and frequent vulcanian explosions (at least 6 during yesterday). [more]

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