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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
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Sakurajima volcano
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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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
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu Island, Japan): increasing activity, ash to 22,000 ft altitude

Friday Nov 08, 2019 10:02 AM | BY: T

Eruption of Sakurajima volcano this morning (image: @volcanohull / public domain)
Eruption of Sakurajima volcano this morning (image: @volcanohull / public domain)
The activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks, in particular since the end of October.
Vulcanian-type explosions have been occurring at rates of 4-6 per day on average, mainly (or exclusively?) from the Minamidake summit crater and producing ash plumes that often reach 10,000 ft or more.
This morning, a particularly strong eruption occurred, causing a noticeable shaking in Kagoshima city and generating an ash plume that rose to approx. 22,000 ft (6.7 km).
Thanks to reader @volcanohull who reported "Staying in hotel across the bay. Small earthquake felt for about five seconds, looked at volcano and large eruption."
Previous news
Friday, Nov 08, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 9000 ft (2700 m) altitude or flight level 090 and is moving at 15 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on  7 Nov 2019
Thursday, Nov 07, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 07, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 07, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 06, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 and is moving at 15 kts in NE direction. ... [more]

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