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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
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

Thu, 19 Jun 2014, 16:01
16:01 PM | BY: T
Eruption at Sakurajima this morning
Eruption at Sakurajima this morning
Activity at the volcano continues to be elevated. However, the rhythm of Sakurajima's typical vulcanian-type explosions (all from the Showa crater) has been very irregular recently and averages about 1-2 per day.
Some of the recent explosions have been relatively large, such as one this morning (13,000 ft ash plume) or one on 6 June when an ash plume rose to 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude.
Previous news
Fri, 23 May 2014, 10:44
Eruption of Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu City webcam)
Following a week with no recorded vulcanian explosions, two relatively strong ones occurred this morning, producing ash plumes that rose to 11-12,000 ft (3.3-3.6 km) altitude. Since then, the Showa crater has been constantly venting ash. read all
Tue, 13 May 2014, 18:40
Ash plume from an explosion at Sakurajima early on 10 May
After a series of powerful explosions on 10 May, which produced ash plumes up to 18,000 ft (5.5 km) altitude, the volcano has been quieter again over the past days. ... read all
Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 15:22
After a calm week during 12-20 April, the volcano is back with its typical average of 1-2 daily vulcanian explosions. Ash plumes have ranged from reaching 5-10,000 ft (1.5-3 km) altitude. ... read all
Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 07:43
The volcano has been unusually calm recently. No significant explosion was recorded since 12 April. ... read all
Mon, 24 Mar 2014, 16:56
The volcano has been more productive again compared to most of this year so far. During the past 48 hours, VAAC Tokyo reported 8 explosions which ejected ash plumes to maximum of 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude. ... read all
 

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