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Sakura-jima explodes back to life and large eruption of Santiaguito

Posted by Ren on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 PM

On 5th February 2016, the Sakura-jima Volcano roared back to life after a few months of inactivity. A large explosion had occurred from the Showa crater ejecting incandescent material on to the slopes followed by a plume which rose to the height of 3km.


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Yesterday's eruption on Sakura-jima. SOURCE: News7 (Japan).


In Guatemala, a strong explosion occurred on Santiaguito Volcano at approximately 10:30 in the morning local time during the morning of 5th February 2016. An ash plume rose to the height of 5.5km and a pyroclastic flow travelled down the southeast flank to a length of 2-3km. Ash fell on nearby settlements.


Yesterday's strong eruption of Santiaguito. SOURCE: INSIVUMEH.


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Footage of the eruption of Santiaguito on 5th February 2016. SOURCE: Prensa Libre.

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