Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

After a few months of low-level activity, a strong explosion took place at Japan's Sakurajima volcano at 02:55 UTC on December 2, 2020.

Part of the eruptive column was obscured by a meteorological cloud, making height estimate difficult.

Sakurajima's Volcanic Alert Level remains at 3 (do not approach the volcano) since February 5, 2016.

On July 1, 2020, a panel organized by the Japan Meteorological Agency warned Sakurajima may erupt on a larger scale sometime in the future.

The frequency of eruptions at Minamidake summit crater has been on the decrease, while the volume of volcanic ashes remains constant-- indicating that the upcoming eruption may be bigger than usual, JMA said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sakurajima was the volcano used in the James Bond film, "You Only Live Twice."

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