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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 (Japan): strong explosion

Monday Apr 27, 2015 08:36 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from Sakurajima's explosion this morning
Ash plume from Sakurajima's explosion this morning
Strong activity continues from the volcano. This morning (14:24 local time), an explosion at the Showa crater sent a plume to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude that drifted north.
Previous news
Ash plume from Sakurajima this morning
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
Strong vulcanian explosions have been occurring at the volcano, which remains in a state of elevated activity. ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
The volcano has been very active recently. Vulcanian-type explosions have been frequent (2-8 per day) and often relatively large. ... [more]
Friday, Mar 27, 2015
The volcano is currently in a very active phase. During the past 24 hours alone, at least 14 vulcanian explosions occurred, the largest of which produced ash plumes that rose to 11-13,000 ft (3-4 km) altitude. [more]
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015
The volcano remains in a very active phase with 5-10 daily explosions. An eruption on 16 March produced an ash plume to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude, i.e. rising approx. 3 km above the Showa crater. [more]
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
The volcano continues to produce frequent strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions, often accompanied by long-lasting periods of ash emissions. ... [more]
 

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