When Sakura-jima volcano erupted on November 23, 2013, it emitted a dense plume of ash over the Japanese island of Kyushu. Currently Japan’s most active volcano, Sakura-jima explodes several hundred times each year but these eruptions are usually small. The larger eruptions, like the one November 23, can generate ash plumes that rise 3 800 meters (12 000 feet) or more above the 1 040 meter high (3 410 foot) summit.
Image credit: EO / Landsat 8 – OLI
This true-color image was collected by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8.
Instrument: Landsat 8 – OLI
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