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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
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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 28 Feb-2 Mar 2020

Wednesday Mar 04, 2020 09:33 AM | BY: MARTIN

Glow and white plume from the Sakurajima´s crater (image: JMA)
Glow and white plume from the Sakurajima´s crater (image: JMA)
Incandescence from the crater captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from the crater captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
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.
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
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