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Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and one of the few that are at present in constant (persistant) activity. Its ongoing typical activity range from strong strombolian to large ash explosions every 4-24 hours.
The volcano is located across Kagoshima Bay only 8 km east of the city of Kagoshima with a population of half a million. Sakurajima's eruptive history has been recorded since the 8th century. It has frequently deposited ash on Kagoshima, and due to its explosive potential, considered a very dangerous volcano and closely monitored.
The largest historical eruptions of Sakurajima took place during 1471-76 and in 1914.
Sakurajima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20170911/2226Z OVER FL050 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 11/2220Z
Monday Sep 11, 2017 22:45 PM |
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 11 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVFE01 at 22:34 UTC, 11/09/17 from RJTD VA ADVISORY DTG: 20170911/2234Z VAAC: TOKYO VOLCANO: SAKURAJIMA [AIRA CALDERA] 282080 PSN: N3136 E13039 AREA: JAPAN SUMMIT ELEV: 1117M ADVISORY NR: 2017/284 INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLODED AT 20170911/2226Z OVER FL050 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 11/2220Z OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 240/27KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=
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