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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 20171113/1307Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 13/1300Z
Monday Nov 13, 2017 13:30 PM |
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 13 Nov 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVFE01 at 13:18 UTC, 13/11/17 from RJTD VA ADVISORY DTG: 20171113/1318Z VAAC: TOKYO VOLCANO: SAKURAJIMA [AIRA CALDERA] 282080 PSN: N3136 E13039 AREA: JAPAN SUMMIT ELEV: 1117M ADVISORY NR: 2017/360 INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLODED AT 20171113/1307Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 13/1300Z OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 260/38KT
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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