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Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Sep 2013: Sakurajima

Thu, 5 Sep 2013, 17:04
17:04 PM |
Vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima this morning (JMA)
Vulcanian explosion from Sakurajima this morning (JMA)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (4 Sep) A moderately large vulcanian explosion occurred this morning, producing significant fallout of lapilli and small bombs in several kilometers distance. Cars parked at the Arimura Lava observatory observation point to the south of the volcano were damages and windshields broken, at a distance of about 4 km. There are no reports of injuries to people.
The ash plume from the eruption rose to approx. 12,000 ft (3.6 km) elevation, i.e. about 2.5 km km height. In itself, today's explosion is not even among the largest that have occurred in the past months, but the volcano clearly continues to be in a state of elevated activity when seen on a long-term average. The following webcam time-lapse video shows frequent ash emission and explosions from the volcano today:
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Previous news
Wed, 4 Sep 2013, 11:54
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Karangetang volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): A small ash emission was reported to have occurred yesterday morning from the New SE crater. This would likely be the first eruptive activity since the spectacular series of paroxysms in the first months of the year. ... read all
Tue, 3 Sep 2013, 17:04
Brief clear view of Veniaminof with visible plume last night (Perryville webcam, FAA)
Kizimen (Kamchatka): No significant changes have occurred. The lava dome at the summit continues to grow and produce occasional small to moderate glowing avalanches. KVERT reports moderate seismic activity. ... read all
Mon, 2 Sep 2013, 17:04
Tolbachik (Kamchatka): Although believed to have more or less stopped a week ago, it seems that weak eruptive has continued and regained some strength again now. Weak tremor has reappeared and incandescence could be seen again at the active vent at Tolbachinsky Dol at night. Tourists could observe strombolian activity and effusion of lava into the tube system on 30 August. ... read all
Sun, 1 Sep 2013, 17:04
Guntur (West Java): The alert level was again raised to level 2 on a scale of 0-4 (Waspada, "watch") following an increase in seismic activity observed since 15 August. ... read all
Sat, 31 Aug 2013, 17:04
Ash plume rising from Veniaminof earlier today (Perryville webcam, FAA)
Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): A strong eruptive phase (paroxysm) with lava fountains and associated ash emissions reaching 15-20,000 ft (4.5-6 km) altitude occurred yesterday. ... read all

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