Sakurajima volcano in Japan erupts powerfully sending ash plume 7000 feet high

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Sakurajima volcano in Japan erupts powerfully in February 2021

The explosive activity of Sakurajima volcano in Japan continues.

On February 10, the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to an estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.

Look at the powerful explosion in the video below:

Two days ago the Pacaya (Guatemala) and the Etna (Italy) volcanoes were also erupting:

There is also an ice volcano erupting in Kazakhstan:

The Sakurajima volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and one of the few that are at present in constant activity.

Its ongoing typical activity range from strong strombolian to large ash explosions every 4-24 hours.

The volcano is located across Kagoshima Bay only 8 km east of the city of Kagoshima with a population of half a million.

Sakurajima’s eruptive history has been recorded since the 8th century. It has frequently deposited ash on Kagoshima, and due to its explosive potential, considered a very dangerous volcano and closely monitored.

The largest historical eruptions of Sakurajima took place during 1471-76 and in 1914. Is the next Big One coming?

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