Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Japan) activity update: strong explosions
Sun, 29 Jun 2014, 10:1510:15 AM | BY: T
A stronger phase of activity is occurring at the volcano. During the past 24 hours, 4 vulcanian-type explosions were registered, ejecting ash plumes to up to 13,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude.
Ash plume hovering over the southeastern sector of Sakurajima this morning (Tarumizu webcam)
In addition, the volcano has continuous phases of ash emissions following the explosions. Ash plumes, some of them relatively thick have been drifting S, SE and E.
Compared to last year, the volcano has been less active, however. So far, there have been approx. 240 recorded eruptions (explosions), while this number last year at the same time was already almost double (435).
Thu, 19 Jun 2014, 16:01
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. read all
Fri, 23 May 2014, 10:44
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
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