Frequent historical eruptions, recorded since the 8th century, have deposited ash on Kagoshima, one of Kyushu's largest cities, located across Kagoshima Bay only 8 km (5 miles) from the summit. [19], In 2011 and 2012, Sakurajima experienced several significant eruptions; volcanic activity continued into 2013. [15], In light of the dangers it presents to nearby populations, Sakurajima was designated a Decade Volcano in 1991, identifying it as worthy of particular study as part of the United Nations' International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. The Sakurajima volcano is composed of Beiyue, Zhongyue and Nanyue. stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Sakurajima webcams / live data | Reports Volcano videos Books Sakurajima volcano eruptions: It was transformed from an island to a peninsula during an eruption in 1914. [6] The surface of this volcanic peninsula is about 77 km2 (30 sq mi). [8] It is about 8 km (5 mi) south of the centre of the caldera. One of the main agricultural products of Sakurajima is a huge basketball-sized white radish (Sakurajima daikon). Photographer Martin Rietze captured a rare picture of lightning within the ash plume in January 2013 during a magma ejection, which was a NASA astronomy pic of the day in March 2013. stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Sakurajima webcams / live data | Reports Volcano videos Books Sakurajima volcano eruptions: Only four kilometers from active volcano Sakurajima, Kagoshima City combines a stunning vista with rich local history, excellent food and drink, and vibrant nightlife. [26] Then, three months later, on July 26, it spewed volcanic ash 5,000 m (16,000 ft) into the air. [10], Volcanic activity at Kita-dake ended around 4,900 years ago: later eruptions have been centered on Minami-dake. No comments yet. This volcano has more than 600 minor volcanic eruptions each year. The eruption occurred at 16:31 and was the 500th eruption of the year. A widespread swath of heavy wet snow is likely from the central Appalachians and interior Mid-Atlantic into... A subtropical storm developed near Cyprus at around 13:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and was named Elaina by the Mediterranean Cyclone Center. Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" made landfall over Vanua Levu, Fiji's second-largest island just after 06:00 UTC (18:00 LT) on December 17, 2020, with wind speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph) and momentary gusts up to 345 km/h (215 mph), according to the RSMC... New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from December 9 to 15, 2020. A volcano has erupted in south-western Japan, coating a nearby city with a layer of ash. There's an observation platform in Kagoshima that you can get to by bus for a fantastic view of this natural ... We hoped to see Sakurajima, an active volcano, erupting about 1000 times per year, just across the bay from Kagoshima. [20] Scientists warned that a major eruption could soon take place at the volcano;[24] it eventually did erupt around 20:00 on 5 February 2016. The event was recorded by several BRAMON (Bramon Brazilian Meteor Observation Network) cameras as well as residents. On January 11,1914, Mount Sakurajima made an extreme explosion which was the most powerful eruption in Japan in the twentieth century. 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Sakurajima (桜島) is one of Japan's most active volcanoes and the symbol of Kagoshima. Sakurajima is in the 25 km (15 mi)-wide Aira caldera, which formed in an enormous "blow-out-and-cave-in" eruption around 22,000 years ago. The season's most powerful cold air mass is bringing remarkably heavy snow to wide swaths of Japan on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. The volcano, located 49km (30 miles) from the Sendai nuclear plant, is also close to Kagoshima, a city of 600,000. Sakurajima is a modern active vent of the same Aira caldera volcano. Sakurajima is used as the title of a 1946 short story, written by the Japanese writer Haruo Umezaki, about a disillusioned Navy officer stationed on the volcano island towards the end of World War II as American air force planes bomb Japan. Lava flows are rare in Japan—because the silica content of the magmas is high, explosive eruptions are far more common[14]—but the lava flows at Sakurajima continued for months. The eruption buried the gate with volcanic ash. The most recent eruption started on November 12, 2019. Kagoshima's symbolic Sakurajima is a volcanic island, which rises from the sea only 4km from South Kyushu's hub city, Kagoshima. Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture may erupt on a large scale, given recent data analysis, a weather agency panel has said. Elaina is expected to make landfall in southern Lebanon on Thursday morning (LT), December 17 with winds of 50 km/h (31... A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 23:21 UTC on December 15, 2020 (07:21 LT, December 16). At least five fatalities were reported during the onslaught of Tropical Depression "Vicky" in the Philippines on Saturday, December 19, 2020 -- the storm is forecast to make landfall over the central portion of Palawan on Saturday night, and intensify into... An unusually large waterspout formed in the Gulf of Paria, off Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago at around 14:50 LT on Friday, December 19, 2020. The city conducts regular evacuation drills, and a number of shelters have been built where people can take refuge from falling volcanic debris. 2020. [22], In August 2015, Japan's meteorological agency issued a level 4 emergency warning, which urges residents to prepare to evacuate. Sakurajima from a ferry in Kagoshima Bay, 2019-07-01. pic.twitter.com/0xnZmjaAll. The volcano had been dormant for over a century until 1914. [27], On 3 October 2020, at 0735 UTC, the volcano erupted once again, this time from the Aira caldera. It is an active volcano and its volcanic activity is still very active. Activity at Kita-dake ended about 4850 years ago, after which eruptions took place at Minami-dake. The smaller Wakamiko caldera was formed during the early Holocene in the NE corner of the Aira caldera, along with several post-caldera cones. Volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, Japan, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. [9] Most of its eruptions are strombolian,[9] affecting only the summit areas, but larger plinian eruptions have occurred in 1471–1476, 1779–1782 and 1914. An eruption had been expected following a series of smaller explosions over the weekend. [16], Sakurajima is part of the Kirishima-Yaku National Park, and its lava flows are a major tourist attraction. [17], On 10 March 2009, Sakurajima erupted, sending debris up to 2 km (1.2 mi). It is the most active volcano in Japan. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Aira caldera in the northern half of Kagoshima Bay contains the post-caldera Sakurajima volcano, one of Japan's most active. Depart Kagoshima port with the guide and driver, take a 15-minute ferry ride to the volcanic island of Sakurajima – one of the most active volcanoes of Japan and the symbol of Kagoshima dominating the sea with its mountain often topped by smoke. JMA said that... A wide swath of New England was blanketed by record-breaking snow dumped by the season's first major winter storm. Remember, it's free and you can unsubscribe at any time! Kagoshima (鹿児島市, Kagoshima-shi, Japanese: [ka̠ɡo̞ɕima̠], Satsugū dialect: かごっま, Kagomma) is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.Located at the southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu, Kagoshima is the largest city in the prefecture by some margin.It has been nicknamed the "Naples of the Eastern … Activity at the Kitadake summit cone ended about 4 850 years ago, after which eruptions took place at Minamidake. 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Sakurajima began forming approximately 13,000 years ago; prior to 1914, it was an island in Kagoshima Bay. Sakurajima was also the name of Japanese singer Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi's song. The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16 miles). Underneath this beautiful, picturesque area lies a hidden danger - a danger that could cause the end of humanity.,Related posts: View Sakurajima in all its Glory: Choosing the Best Bus Tour Mount Unzen: A Brief Introduction to Japan’s Deadliest Mountain Japan… In addition, the panel noted that the bloating and lifting of the mountain, as well as crustal movement, have been observed on the volcano since September 2019. [25], After a long pause of eruptions at the vent, the eruptions abruptly stopped there and returned to the Showa crater, on April 4, 2016, some 8–9 days preceding major earthquakes on the Median Tectonic Line near Kumamoto, Japan. EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 44 km (27 miles), PHIVOLCS M6.2 at 16 km... Intense Strombolian activity continues at Etna's Southeast Crater since December 13, 2020. Sakurajima's last deadly eruption was in 1914, when 58 people died. The area around Sakurajima contains several hot spring resorts. The waterspout remained out to the sea, as the thunderstorm it was attached to moved westward toward Venezuela. Its central location makes it the perfect hub for exploring both mainland Kagoshima and its surrounding islands. Kagoshima is the wonderful place to enjoy great scenery, delicious food and warm-hearted … The largest historical eruption took place during 1471-76. The volcano smokes constantly, and minor eruptions often take place multiple times per day. Lava flows filled the narrow strait between the island and the mainland, turning it into a peninsula. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption connected it with the Ōsumi Peninsula. Located in the middle of Kagoshima Bay, Sakurajima is the area's most prominent geographic feature, having an elevation of 1117 meters and a circumf… During the last stages of the eruption, emptying of the underlying magma chamber sank the centre of the Aira Caldera by about 60 cm (24 in). ... Japan. Explosive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by moderate-to-strong vulcanian-type explosions which become near-continuous. Eruption of the voluminous Ito pyroclastic flow accompanied formation of the 17 x 23 km (10.5 x 14.3 miles) caldera about 22 000 years ago. In the quiet, beautiful area of Southern Japan just on the edge of Kagoshima, sits the Sakurajima volcano. Mt. It is a symbolic representation of Kagoshima. Researcher, journalist and editor of The Watchers. 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