Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Japan) activity update: explosions becoming more frequent
Since about a week ago, the frequency of explosions from the volcano has drastically increased and is now again almost similar to its intense phases of last year.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014, 15:2915:29 PM | BY: T
On 13 August alone, a record number of 9 explosions were registered. Ash plumes have been rising to 5-10,000 ft (1.5-3 km) altitude.
Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 14:58
Activity has been unusually low at the volcano since about 2 weeks. The first explosion during August occurred this morning, producing a plume that rose less than 1 km above the summit. ... read all
Wed, 16 Jul 2014, 14:59
During the past 10 days, activity at the volcano has been relatively low, with 1-2 small to moderate vulcanian-type explosions registered on average per day. ... read all
Mon, 7 Jul 2014, 17:02
The volcano had a busy weekend with at least 6 explosions during 48 hours. The largest produced an ash plume to 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude. ... read all
Sun, 29 Jun 2014, 10:15
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. ... read all
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