Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): weekly volcanic activity report 28 Feb-2 Mar 2020
Wed, 4 Mar 2020, 09:3309:33 AM | BY: MARTIN
Glow and white plume from the Sakurajima´s crater (image: JMA)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded at the Minamidake summit crater 2 explosions that rose approx. 3,280 ft-4,265 ft (1,000 m-1,300 m) above the summit.
Incandescence from the crater captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The seismic station records 37 volcanic earthquakes and 3 tremors associated with the eruptions during the period 28 Feb-2 Mar 2020. Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
Blocks were ejected as far as 1 km away from Showa 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 Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 4 March 2020
Sun, 1 Mar 2020, 07:30
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200301/0723Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 01/0710Z
Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 12:00
Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200228/1147Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 28/1140Z