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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: ERUPTED AT 20170914/0641Z FL080 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG: 14/0640Z
Thursday Sep 14, 2017 07:00 AM |
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 14 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVFE01 at 06:53 UTC, 14/09/17 from RJTD VA ADVISORY DTG: 20170914/0653Z VAAC: TOKYO VOLCANO: SAKURAJIMA [AIRA CALDERA] 282080 PSN: N3136 E13039 AREA: JAPAN SUMMIT ELEV: 1117M ADVISORY NR: 2017/294 INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTED AT 20170914/0641Z FL080 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG: 14/0640Z OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL080 150/7KT 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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Volcanic crisis at Sakurajima - updates: A strong earthquake swarm and increased inflation were detected in August 2015 and triggered authorities to raise the alert level, as volcanologists think that a larger eruption could follow. News and updates on the events can be found on this page.
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