Sakurajima Volcano / El volcán Sakurajima

Sakurajima (桜島) is a volcano in the south of the Kyushu island in Japan. It is an active volcano, which has been spewing lava and ash for the 60 years more or less every second day. 島 (jima) means ‘island’ and the volcano was originally an island until 1914 where a huge eruption caused it to become joined to mainland when the lava solidified.

Along 2013, Sakurajima has been quite active, and just yesterday (18 August) it spewed a column of ashes that reached 5 km upwards and caused ash to fall on the close cities. This latest event is the more violent and significant since 1955.

Check out what Sakurajima has been up to below.

El Sakurajima (桜島) es un volcán en el sur de la isla de Kyushu en Japón. Es un volcán activo que lleva escupiendo cenizas y lava diariamente los últimos 60 años. El ideograma 島 (jima) significa ‘isla’; originalmente el volcán era una isla separada hasta que la lava solidificada en la erupción de 1914 lo unió a la isla principal.

A lo largo del 2013 el Sakurajima ha estado bastante activo, y justo ayer (18 de agosto) generó una columna de cenizas de 5km de alto, lo que hizo llover ceniza en las ciudades próximas. Esta es la erupción más violenta desde 1955.

Algunos videos e imágenes del Sakurajima:

 


(8 February 2013 / 8 Febrero 2013)


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2009 (Wikipedia)


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February 2013 / Febrero 2013 (Martin Rietze, go to his webpage for more! / Más en su galería web!)


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August 2013 / Agosto 2013 (Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory/The Japan Times)

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