Get our newsletter!
Try our free app!
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
Our expert volcanologists and photographers offer unique travel experiences: volcano expeditions
, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
(4 out of 5)
Sakurajima webcams / live data
| ReportsSakurajima volcano videosSakurajima volcano books | Tours
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
Typical eruption style:
Last earthquakes nearby
Sakurajima volcano toursSakurajima Volcano Special
(5-day volcano expedition to observe Sakurajima volcano's activity from close)
Latest satellite imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu Island, Japan): new explosive eruption
Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 19:30
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.
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: ... read all
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). read all
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. ... read all
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. ... read all
More on VolcanoDiscovery
1-3 day excursions
: If you're interested in volcanoes, there are a number of excursions you should not miss if you're in the area: hike to the craters of Stromboli volcano, climb Etna volcano, get to know the unique volcanic history of Santorini - some examples of shorter (1-3 days) tours and excursions we offer.
17 days volcano trekking
: This is one of our most exciting volcano tours! Halmahera, North Sulawesi and the Sangihe Islands are not only very scenic and interesting as well as nearly unspoiled by tourism, but also home to some of the country's most active (and often erupting) volcanoes, inclduing Dukono, Ibu, Lokon, Soputan and Karangetang.
Popocatépetl Volcano Special
: The activity of Mexico's most active and largest volcano has been picking up gradually during the past months. If you like to join a small group of volcano enthusiasts, join us, stay 5 nights near the volcano and move around for extended day- and night-time observation.
Volcano Calendar 2017
: We're proud to present our 2017 volcano calendar: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years.