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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)
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.
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Previous news
Ash emission from Etna's Voragine (photo: Boris Behncke / twitter)
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). ... [more]
Inferometry map of Sakurajima showing large deformation (inflation) of the summit area
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. ... [more]
Thermal signal from Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Karymsky (Kamchatka): The volcano had an explosion this morning that produced an ash plume that rose to 15,000 ft and drifted SE. ... [more]

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. ... [more]
Seismic signal of Sakurajima's SKRB station on 15 Aug (V-NET)
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. ... [more]

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