Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update: explosive eruption of the volcano continues
Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 07:3307:33 AM | BY: MARTIN
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded at the Minamidake summit crater 14 eruptions and 9 explosions detected by the seismic network and 73 volcanic earthquakes and 63 tremors associated with the eruptions during the period 21-25 Feb 2020. Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
Explosion from Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano (image: Kagoshima MBC webcam)
Blocks were ejected as far as 1 km away from Showa crater.
An ash plume rose 7,874 ft (2,400 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 craters.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 26 February 2020
Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 04:00
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200226/0351Z OVER FL070 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 26/0340Z
Mon, 24 Feb 2020, 00:15
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG: 23/2320Z to 12000 ft (3700 m)
Sun, 23 Feb 2020, 18:00
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20200223/1747Z FL120 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 23/1740Z
Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 21:00
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20200222/2039Z FL080 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 22/2030Z