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Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Aug 2015: Sakurajima volcano
Saturday Aug 22, 2015 21:00 PM |
The blocked Showa crater of Sakurajima (image: Asahi Shimbun)Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan)
: (21 Aug
) According to Japanese scientists, the scenario of a major eruption at the volcano is becoming more and more likely. The Asahi Shimbun news agency sent a drone to photograph the crater, confirming that a flat dome is currently blocking the conduit.... [read more]
Friday, Aug 21, 2015
Etna (Sicily, Italy)
: Etna has been mostly calm during the past months. However, signs of unrest have appeared in the form of dilute ash emissions from the central crater (Voragine). ...
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan)
: The most recent radar measurements done by ALOS-2 satellite of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) show that the summit of the volcano has inflated by the enormous amount of approx. 16 cm during the interval 4 Jan - 17 August this year. ...
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
: The volcano had an explosion this morning that produced an ash plume that rose to 15,000 ft and drifted SE. ...
Monday, Aug 17, 2015
Raung (East Java)
: With a small group we climbed Raung
during 14-15 August 2015. We might have witnessed the end of the large 2015 summit eruption, which during June-early August produced large lava flows, lava fountains and significant ash plumes. ...
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan)
: Japanese volcanologist monitoring the volcano warned that a larger eruption could occur in the near future. The alert level of the volcano was raised to the second highest, 4 out of 5, meaning that preparations for evacuations of nearby areas (within a few km from the Showa crater) are in progress. ...
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