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Active Japan

October 1, 2009

Unfortunately Japanese volcanoes only get a brief mention in the SI/USGS Weekly Activity Reports, but here is the current status of the most active volcanoes in the country as of September 27th. Below are the English translations of the volcano names and you will see that Sakurajima is the only volcano with an elevated alert status of level 3: an explosive summer appears to be continuing into autumn – so far today (1st Oct.) there have been 14 explosions!

Volcanic Alert Levels (from JMA; click for more in Japanese)

Volcanic Alert Levels (from JMA; click for more in Japanese)

浅間山, Asama: level 2.

三宅島, Miyakejima: level 2.

桜島, Sakurajima: level 3.

薩摩硫黄島, Satsuma-Iojima: level 2.

口永良部島, Kuchinoerabujima: level 2.

諏訪瀬島, Suwanosejima: level 2.


Ash from Sakurajima on a van (photo: flickr user africadunc)

Ash from Sakurajima on a van (photo: flickr user africadunc)

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  1. October 4, 2009 1:32 pm

    Actually, Sakurajima exploded twice yesterday, and the second one was pretty noisy. That’s the first time I heard an explosion from Sakurajima.

    • October 4, 2009 5:46 pm

      And those were the ones you saw!
      Maaaaaan, I’m missing out on all the fun!!!! ><

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