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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, Japan): weekly volcanic activity report 27-30 Dec 2019

Thursday Jan 02, 2020 10:03 AM | BY: MARTIN
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano (image: Tarumizu City webcam)
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano (image: Tarumizu City webcam)
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The eruptive activity of the volcano continues.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded at the Minamidake summit crater a few minor eruptions associated with volcanic earthquakes and tremor during the period 27-30 December 2019. Blocks were ejected as far as 1 km away.
The seismic station recorded 9 volcano-tectonic earthquakes and 9 volcanic tremors.
Sakurajima has a large amount of volcanic gas (sulfur dioxide).
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27-30 Dec 2019
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