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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano Intensifies

Plume from Sakura-jima
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Plume from Sakura-jima

Winds pushed ash from Sakura-jima south then east after an eruption on May 21, 2015.

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Activity at Sakura-jima Volcano
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Activity at Sakura-jima Volcano

NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image of Sakura-jima venting ash over Kagoshima Bay.

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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano
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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano

Two different satellites show the evolution of an eruption at Japan’s Sakura Jima volcano.

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Dense Plume from Sakura-jima Volcano
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Dense Plume from Sakura-jima Volcano

An intense explosion at Sakura-jima lofted ash over the Japanese island of Kyushu.

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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano
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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano

Ash and clouds over Kagoshima Bay, Kyoto, Japan.

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Big Blast at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan
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Big Blast at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan

A large eruption from Showa Crater sent ash 20,000 feet (6,000 meters) above Kagoshima Bay, Kyushu, Japan.

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Eruption at Sakurajima
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Eruption at Sakurajima

A tan plume of ash drifts east from the summit of Japan’s Sakurajima volcano in this natural-color image from November 2, 2010.

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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano Intensifies
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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano Intensifies

Satellite view of an ash plume and pyroclastic flow on Sakurajima Volcano.

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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano Intensifies
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Activity at Sakurajima Volcano Intensifies

A NASA satellite captured this image of an eruption at Japan’s Sakurajima Volcano on February 15, 2010.

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