Tag Archives: Sakura-Jima

November 23-29, 2011

The following reports are provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program. You can view their full reports with loads of additional background information at http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that an explosion from Sakura-jima on 26 March produced a plume that rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. JMA reported occasional weak eruptions during … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

During 7-10 March, JMA reported that 12 Vulcanian explosions occurred from Showa Crater, on the E flank of Sakura-jima. Some explosions were seen from JMA’s Kagoshima Observatory; observers reported that ejected bombs landed as far away as 800 m from … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported explosions from Sakura-jima during 28 February-1 March. On 1 March, plumes rose to altitudes of 1.8-3 km (6,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S. JMA raised the Alert Level from 2 to … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

JMA lowered the Alert Level for Sakura-jima from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-5) on 19 February because deformation was absent, seismicity was low, and no eruptions occurred after 5 February. Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Based on analysis of satellite imagery and pilot observations, the Tokyo VAAC reported that during 11-12 February ash plumes from Sakura-jima rose to altitudes of 1.2-1.5 km (4,000-5,000 ft) a.s.l. Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – “Reports provided … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Photograph from Kyodo via AP Images – Click here for more information JMA reported that Sakura-jima erupted explosively eight times during 1-2 February; bombs were deposited as far away as 800 m from the Showa crater (on the E slope … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that on 9 January an eruption from Sakura-jima produced a plume that rose to an altitude of more than 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported an explosion from Sakura-jima on 23 August. The altitude and direction of a possible resultant plume were not reported. Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – “Reports provided courtesy of … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that on 10 August an eruption plume from Sakura-jima rose to an altitude greater than 2.7 km (9,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW. Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – … Continue reading

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