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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

Friday Jan 17, 2014 08:27 AM | BY: T

Vulcanian-type explosions, which presented a spectacular show during much of the past year, are again becoming more frequent at the volcano, with now averaging one event per day.
This is still very low compared to most of last year, but a significant increase compared to the past 3 weeks when there were almost none.
Previous news
Thursday, Jan 09, 2014
Following an unusually long interval with no real explosions, two small to modest vulcanian eruptions have again occurred on 6 January and today, with ash plumes reported to 10,000 ft (3 km) and 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude. [more]
Sakurajima venting ash yesterday (Tarumizu webcam)
Monday, Jan 06, 2014
No significant discrete explosions have been reported since 26 Dec, which is one of the longest periods without vulcanian explosions in recent years. ... [more]
Ash plume from an eruption of Sakurajima this morning
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013
During the past week, the volcano has been relatively calm with an average of 1 explosion per day (ash plumes rising to 6-10,000 ft altitude). A slightly stronger explosion occurred this morning (evening in Japan) with an ash plume rising to 11,000 ft (video): ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Activity in the past few days has been comparably low. No significant explosions have been registered for 2 days. The latest stronger explosions occurred during 5-6 December. ... [more]
Vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
Thursday, Dec 05, 2013
After about a week with fewer (and on some days no) recorded explosions, a new surge of stronger activity began yesterday. A vulcanian explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to 11,000 ft (3.4 km) altitude. [more]

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