Articles tagged "sakura-jima"

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131st eruption of the year at Sakurajima, Japan

Japanese Showa Crater of Sakurajima volcano had a series of relatively strong eruptions today. According to Tokyo VAAC, the volcano first erupted at 00:58 UTC on May 23 and ejected a column of smoke and ash up to 3.6 km (12 000 ft) into the air. This is Sakura

May 23, 2014

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Strong eruption of Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Sakurajima volcano experienced its strongest eruption this year on May 10, 2014. According to the Tokyo VAAC, the eruption started at 04:07 UTC and had a column of ash and smoke up to 5.4 km into the air, extending south.The flow of lava and ash was repor

May 11, 2014

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Dense plume from Sakura-jima volcano seen by satellite

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

December 04, 2013

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Series of powerful explosions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

After 13 days of weaker activity, Sakurajima volcano began to erupt more violently on November 23 with a series of powerful explosions. Near-constant ash emissions have been taking place from the Showa crater. Ash plume was sent up to 4.5 km (15 000

November 24, 2013

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Massive eruption at Sakura-jima volcano spewed highest volcanic column in recorded history, Japan

A spectacular eruption of Sakura-jima volcano sent up its highest plume in recorded history on August 18, 2013, the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory said. Massive eruption started at 07:31 UTC (4:31 pm local time) and spewed cascading column of

August 18, 2013

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Largest explosion for over a year at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

On July 19, 2013 at 03:08 UTC Sakurajima volcano in Japan produced one of the strongest explosions in over a year, emitting a huge ash cloud that reached around 6 km (20 000 ft). Japan Meteorological Agency didn`t change the Volcanic Alert Level for

July 19, 2013

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Strong eruptions with vulcanian explosions continue at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Strong volcanic activity that started at Sakurajima volcano, Japan on July 7, 2013 still continues. Throughout the night of July 15, 2013 explosions and ash emissions have been occurring with no pause. Thinner an thicker ash plumes were constantly emitted by the

July 16, 2013

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Sakura-jima volcano, Japan produced one of the strongest and most violent explosions so far

Three powerful explosions at 22:05 and 23:58 UTC on June 12, and another at 4:26 UTC on June 13, 2013 announced the awakening of Sakura-jima volcano, Japan from it`s ten day slumber. The latest explosion on June 13, 2013, was especially violent, possibly one of the

June 15, 2013

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New eruptions recorded at Sakura-jima volcano, Japan

For several days Sakura-jima volcano in Japan has been relatively calm and inactive. That period is now over as the volcano already erupted at least three times on May 30, 2013.   A new cycle of increased explosion frequency seems to have started, and

May 30, 2013

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Explosive eruptions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Couple explosive eruption have been recorded at Sakurajima volcano in Japan. Sakura-jima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, is a post-caldera cone of the Aira caldera at the northern half of Kagoshima Bay. Eruption of the voluminous Ito pyroclastic flow was

October 04, 2011