Saturday, September 3, 2011

600th explosive eruption this year seen at Mount Sakurajima, Japan - 3rd Sept 2011

This year's 600th explosive eruption was observed Saturday at Mt. Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture, with the activity expected to continue, local meteorological observatory said, warning of rocks being blown off and avalanches.

With winds from the east tending to blow into Kagoshima from August to September, 607 grams of ash per square meter had fallen over Kagoshima city by Friday, compared to 753 grams for the whole of last year when the volcano had a record-high 896 explosive eruptions, it said. Source