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Satellite image of Sakura Jima volcano (c) Google Earth View
Image satellite du volcan Sakura Jima (c) Google Earth View
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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Sakurajima volcano eruptions:
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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update

Fri, 1 Mar 2013, 17:21
17:21 PM | BY: T
The volcano had a series of stronger vulcanian explosions over the past days, with ash plumes rising up to 3.7-4.3 km altitude.
A new webcam video from youtube user cubhf137 shows a strong eruption with lightning in the ash column on the evening of 27 Feb:
Previous news
Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 20:17
Activity has picked up again over the past days with more frequent explosions 1-5 per day). ... read all
Tue, 19 Feb 2013, 17:33
After a period of frequent strong explosions, the volcano seems to be taking a rest and is back with smaller explosions at a rate of 1-3 per day. read all
Thu, 14 Feb 2013, 16:40
Explosions from the Showa Crater during 6-12 February generated plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.2-3.7 km (4,000-12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW, S, SE, E, and NE. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report) ... read all
Mon, 11 Feb 2013, 17:09
The volcano has been in a phase of elevated activity during the past days. read all
Wed, 6 Feb 2013, 14:08
The volcano continues to have relatively many explosions, but at very irregular intervals: during 4 Feb, there were 5 explosions, none yesterday, and 3 so far today. read all
 

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