Aira ( Sakurajima) , Japon : an explosion at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano.

Aira ( Sakurajima) , Japon : an explosion at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano.

JMA reported that on 1 April an explosion at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano generated an ash plume that rose 2 km above Showa’s crater rim. An explosion at Minamidake summit crater also produced an ash plume which rose 800 m above its crater rim.

Three of five explosions detected at Showa during 1-4 April generated ash plumes that rose as high as 3.5 km, and ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m. Reports of falling tephra, 2 cm in diameter, came from a town 3 km away. At 0608 on 3 April an ash plume from an explosion rose 700 m above Minamidake. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).

April 10 , 2016.Aira ( Sakurajima) , Japon :

31.593°N, 130.657°E
Elevation 1117 m

 

Sources: Agence météorologique japonaise (JMA) , Gvp .

Photo : PBS TWING.com / Sherine France

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