Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sakurajima
in Japan

Event summary

GREEN alert: The Sakurajima Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000050
Name: Sakurajima
Lat/Lon: 31.593 , 130.657
Event Date: 25 Jul 2022 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: No people affected
Exposed Population 100km: No people affected
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 6
Population Exposure Index PEI: 6
Inserted at: 25 Jul 2022 07:00 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Sakurajima report has been published on 20 Jul 2022 07:53.
JMA reported that nighttime incandescence at Minamidake Crater (at Aira Caldera?s Sakurajima volcano) was visible during 11-18 July. Sulfur dioxide emissions were measured at 1,400 tons per day on 13 July. One explosion, recorded at 1852 on 17 July, produced an ash plume that rose as high as 2.8 km above the crater rim and ejected material as high as 1.1 km above the summit. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale), and residents were warned to stay 2 km away from the crater. Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 27 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Shockwave caused by Tonga underwater eruption may help scientists pred ... 2022-07-26T02:48+0200.

Using data from the eruption of the underwater volcano near Tonga in 2022, a research group at Nagoya University in Japan has used disturbances in the earth’s upper atmosphere to track the airwaves that cause tsunami. Their findings may lea
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Le Japon en état d'alerte après l'éruption du volcan Sakurajima2022-07-25T17:11+0200.

Japan. AA / Japon. Le Japon a relevé lundi l'alerte au plus haut niveau après une éruption volcanique dans le sud-ouest de la préfecture de Kagoshima. La "Japan Broadcasting Corporation" (NHK) a rapporté que l'agence météorologique japonais
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giappone giappone Eruzione Sakurajima, allarme massimo per evacuazione ... 2022-07-25T15:36+0200.

Il Sakurajima fa paura: decine di persone hanno dovuto lasciare le proprie case in Giappone in seguito a un’eruzione vulcanica ancora in corso, nel sud del Paese. Allarme per il Sakurajima. L’agenzia meteorologica nazionale ha emesso il suo
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Eruzione Sakurajima, si teme che situazione possa peggiorare2022-07-25T15:18+0200.

Roma, 25 lug. (askanews) - L'agenzia meteorologica giapponese Kishocho ha mantenuto anche oggi il livello di allerta massima per l'eruzione esplosiva del vulcano Sakurajima, nell'isola meridionale di Kyushu, che continua da ieri. Non sono s
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),