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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
Sakurajima volcano
stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) 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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

Sakurajima volcano tours:
Sakurajima Volcano Special (5-day volcano expedition to observe Sakurajima volcano's activity from close)

Sakurajima volcano news

Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200228/1147Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 28/1140Z

Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 12:00
12:00 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 28 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 28 Feb 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 11:53 UTC, 28/02/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200228/1153Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SAKURAJIMA [AIRA CALDERA] 282080
PSN: N3136 E13039
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 1117M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/304
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLODED AT 20200228/1147Z VA CLD UNKNOWN
OBS VA DTG: 28/1140Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 280/65KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news

Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 10:13
Eruption of Sakurajima volcano this morning (image: JMA webcam)
The volcano has been very active during the past days. Yesterday, 3 explosions occurred that produced ash plumes that rose up to 12,000 ft (4 km) altitude. ... read all
Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 07:33
Explosion from Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano (image: Kagoshima MBC webcam)
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. ... read all

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