JMA reported that small-scale explosions from Showa Crater (Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano) were detected during 28-29 August. An ash plume rose 800 m above the crater on 29 August. Small explosions occurred at Minamidake Crater on 30 August. The Alert Level was lowered to 3 (on a 5-level scale) on 1 September.
September 04, 2015. Sakurajima, Kyushu, Japon:
31,593 ° N, 130,657 ° E
Summit : 1 117 m
Source: Agence météorologique japonaise (JMA)
Photo : Naoto Yoshidome