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 reportedly moving in the direction of Ibusiki City but there are no information about any wreckage or casualties.JMA reported that during April 28 – May 2 four explosions ejected tephra as far as 500 m. Incandescence from the crater was detected at night during April 28 – 30. The Tokyo VAAC reported that during April 30 – May 3 and on May 5 plumes rose to altitudes of 1.8 -3 km and drifted E, SE, and SW. The Alert Level remains at 3 on a scale of 1 – 5. Image credit: NASA / Earth … »

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