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stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu Island, Japan): new explosive eruption
Saturday Mar 25, 2017 19:30 PM | BY: T
Eruption at Sakurajima in the evening of 25 Mar 2017 (image: @Rglove1211 / twitter)
After several months of quiet, a vulcanian-type explosion occurred this afternoon (25 Mar) shortly after 18h local time(18:03).
The explosion seems to have come from the Minamidake summit crater and was relatively powerful; it appears to have produced small pyroclastic flows but only a relatively low ash plume (JMA indicates 500 m, but this is probably underestimated).
The volcano continued to vent ash (strombolian activity ?) for several hours following the initial eruption, then quieted down, but had a second eruption at 22:28 local time, with an eruption cloud rising 1400 m.
Whether the volcano is entering now a phase of more frequent explosions (as it had been doing typically during most of the past years until 2015) remains to be seen.
Monday, Aug 22, 2016
The volcano has been getting more active again during the past night: a series of small explosions and associated ash emissions occurred from the older summit crater, Minamidake: ...
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
After more than 3 weeks with no recorded eruption, a strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this evening at 00:02 past midnight (15:02 UTC). ...
Friday, Jun 03, 2016
The volcano has been very calm recently. After 2 weeks with no recorded explosions, a few relatively small ones occurred yesterday and today, producing ash plumes that rose to 7-8,000 ft (2-2.5 km) altitude.
Friday, May 20, 2016
In the past days, the volcano has been back to its typical activity of intermittent, but often strong vulcanian-type explosions at irregular intervals between several days or only few hours with almost no visible activity in between. ...
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