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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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Explosive
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: strong intermittent explosive activity, ash plumes reaching 4.6 km altitude

Fri, 1 Jun 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
8 explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred during 21-25 May and a small eruption from Minami-dake Crater on 23 May.
Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that during 23-24 and 26-28 May explosions produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.8-4.6 km (6,000-15,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW, S, SE, E, and NE.
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Thu, 24 May 2012, 09:28
Sakurajima volcano on Kyushu, Japan, remains in a state of elevated activity. During the past week, strong vulcanian explosions from the Showa Crater often occurred multiple times per day, and generated tall ash plumes reaching 4 km altitude. A small pyroclastic flow reaching 300 m length occurred during an explosion on 21 May. ... read all
Thu, 17 May 2012, 10:05
During 11-15 May explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred 9 times and ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater. read all
Tue, 8 May 2012, 10:05
JMA reported that during 1-7 May explosive eruptions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater occurred 17 times and ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater. ... read all
Thu, 3 May 2012, 09:07
During 24 April-1 May explosions from Sakura-jima produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.8-2.7 km (6,000-9,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted in multiple directions. read all
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 10:05
Our friend Richard Roscoe visited Sakurajima volcano from 8-11 April and observed vulcanian eruptions from the Showa crater: www.photovolcanica.com. It was noted that the crater was approximately 20% wider from N to S that in the beginning of 2010. ... read all

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