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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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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 24-27 Jan 2020

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 10:16 AM | BY: MARTIN

An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Tarumizu City)
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Tarumizu City)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded at the Minamidake summit crater 15 eruptions and 12 explosions detected by the seismic network and 49 volcanic earthquakes and 27 tremors associated with the eruptions during the period 24-27 January 2020. Blocks were ejected as far as 1 km away from Showa crater.
An ash plume rose 7,217 ft (2,200 m) above the summit crater.
The volcano 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 volcano activity update 29 January 2020
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