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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): intense strombolian activity

Wednesday Mar 11, 2015 11:41 AM | BY: T

The volcano continues to produce frequent strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions, often accompanied by long-lasting periods of ash emissions.
Our friends Marc Szlegat and Martin Rietze visited the volcano last week. Some impressions of this activity can be seen on this page.
Previous news
Ash plume from Sakurajima this morning drifting east
Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015
The volcano has had at least 7 explosions during the past 24 hours, including 3 which produced ash plumes to 10-12,000 ft (3-3.6 km) altitude. Most ash drifted to easterly directions, causing lots of light ash fall in that sector. [more]
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
36 explosions occurred from Showa Crater during 9-13 February and ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m. ... [more]
Friday, Feb 13, 2015
The volcano has been comparably active during the past days. Yesterday, 8 vulcanian explosions were reported. Today, an explosion occurred producing a plume rising to 10,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude. [more]
Mild explosive activity from Sakurajima today
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
An unusually strong explosion occurred yesterday at 20:36 local time. VAAC Tokyo reported an ash plume to 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude. Today, the volcano has been much calmer with only a few smaller eruptions and phases of ash emissions. [more]
Ash column from an eruption at Sakurajima yesterday
Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
The volcano remains in a comparably active phase (compared to most of past year), producing 1-5 vulcanian explosions per day. ... [more]

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