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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 (Kyushu, Japan) activity update

Wednesday May 20, 2015 01:14 AM | BY: T

Strong eruption from Sakurajima at 17:32 local time on 17 May, welcoming us on arrival
Strong eruption from Sakurajima at 17:32 local time on 17 May, welcoming us on arrival
After a very busy 17 May, with several strong explosions sending ash plumes to up to 16,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude, the volcano has been relatively calm during 18 and most of 19 May.
A filming team of VolcanoDiscovery being on location, we could observe hour-long phases of near-continuous mild to moderate ash venting. After approx. 10 hours of almost no visible activity, a probably strong explosion occurred yesterday night at around 11 pm, lasting several minutes, producing numerous lightning and heavy ash fall on the eastern sector. Cloud cover prevented detailed observations.
Previous news
Eruption plume from Sakurajima this evening
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The volcano remains in a very active state, with up to 10 or more vulcanian-type explosions occurring per day (see list). ... [more]
Ash plume from Sakurajima's explosion this morning
Monday, Apr 27, 2015
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. [more]
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]

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