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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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Sakurajima volcano (Japan): strong explosions, ash plume to 14-20,000 ft (4-6 km) altitude

Friday May 29, 2015 07:01 AM | BY: T

After having been comparably calm the past days, the volcano started a series of strong explosions this morning. Ash plumes rose to reported 14,20,000 ft altitude.
The eruptions were followed by long phases of mild to moderate, continuous jets of ash.
Previous news
Strong explosion at Sakurajima yesterday
Friday, May 22, 2015
A peak of activity occurred yesterday, with two strong explosions that produced ash plums that rose to 17,000 ft / 5 km altitude. ... [more]
Strong eruption from Sakurajima at 17:32 local time on 17 May, welcoming us on arrival
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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