Sakurajima Eruption Video

I am back from the ion microprobe lab at Stanford after a few days of data collection, so I’ll be trying to get back on posting schedule here at Eruptions.

UPDATE 3/10/2009 12:45PM: Here is a little (and I mean a little) more information, mostly adding that the local residents have been given a “warning” about the activity.

However, I did notice this morning at Sakurajima in Japan erupted after rumbling over the weekend. There aren’t many details about the eruption beyond the fact that volcanic chunks were thrown a few kilometers from the vent, but the BBC does have some nice video of the eruption (after the required commercial). From the looks of it, the eruption is a fairly typical Strombolian-style eruption that is common at Sakurajima.

{Hat tip to reader Doug for the link to the BBC Video}


  1. #1 joseph
    February 18, 2010

    Im studying this amazing volcano for my 9th grade science class and i was wordering how was it to explore and find info on this valcano

The site is currently under maintenance. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.