Strong eruption of Sakurajima sends ash plume 4.5 km into the air, Japan

Strong eruption of Sakurajima sends ash plume 4.5 km into the air, Japan

Following a week of relatively low activity, Japanese Sakurajima volcano (Showa crater/Aira caldera) has become more active again during the past days. A particularly strong vulcanian explosion occurred this morning (October 24) and produced an ash plume that rose up to

131st eruption of the year at Sakurajima, Japan

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

In Japan: volcano vs the nuclear power plant

In Japan: volcano vs the nuclear power plant

There is an ongoing battle between the Sakurajima volcano and 50-km-away Sendai nuclear power plant in Kyushu, southwestern Japan. While the operator of the power plant aims to restart its idle nuclear reactors, a new strong eruption b

Strong eruption of Sakurajima volcano, Japan

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

Series of powerful explosions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

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

Largest explosion for over a year at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

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

New eruptions recorded at Sakura-jima volcano, Japan

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