Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in Japan: Largest Eruption in Decades Sends Ash Plume Thousands of Feet

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posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in Japan: Largest Eruption in Decades Sends Ash Plume Thousands of Feet High
Nick Wiltgen Published: Aug 18, 2013, 0:55 PM EDT
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Yikes. look at that plume!


Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, experienced one of its most powerful eruptions in decades Sunday, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the air.

The volcano, located in the far southwestern part of Japan's mainland on the island of Kyushu, began to erupt at 4:31 p.m. local time Sunday (3:31 a.m. EDT U.S. time). The smoke plume eventually reached a height of 5,000 meters (approximately 16,000 feet), according to the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory. Public broadcaster NHK reported it was the volcano's tallest ash plume since records began in 1955.
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Just about as far away from Fukushima as one can get while still remaining in Japan.

I searched and didn't see this posted yet. If I am in error... sorry. If this isn't the appropriate forum... please move elsewhere.
edit on 8/18/2013 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo, added video
edit on 8/18/2013 by this_is_who_we_are because: added map




posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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That poor town.


Mike



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 06:48 PM
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You know I can't help but feel someone is trying to send them poor fella's a cruel message...

So we got Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Radiation out the butt hole......all we need now is:




posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by Rosinitiate
You know I can't help but feel someone is trying to send them poor fella's a cruel message...

So we got Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Radiation out the butt hole......all we need now is:











Destroyah gives Godzilla the smack down!









Meanwhile.... In the real world.



A close up of the eruption.
Be careful of the volume on this video.


Mike
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posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 06:57 PM
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Just what this Country needs.



Man, Japan is so screwed. So.....

Is this affecting their already problematic Nuclear facilities? I cant take TEPCO's word for it.


S&F



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:01 PM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Just about as far away from Fukushima as one can get while still remaining in Japan.



All joking aside.....

I'd be curious to see how the tectonic plates run through Japan. Is this eruption of the opposite side of the country a red harring of more to come?

For Japan, it's not like they get one tragedy at a time. Although volcanoes rarely have death toll counts like other natural disasters they can be scary and they can kill. My thoughts are with them.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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Heartbreaking in the wake of so many disasters.
I never could fathom why someone would erect a city at the base of such
unpredictable beasts such as volcanos.

My thoughts go out to these people. Hopefully a bit of ash is the worst of it.



[eta] I happened upon an image of the initial explosion.





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posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:08 PM
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So I found this:



And although to me it doesn't appear "connected" looking at this map I can't help but think that Japan is in a precarious location regarding the plates.

Another words, if the Eurasia Plate slid under both the Pacific and Philipine Plates wouldn't the entire country get sucked under the ocean. Like an Atlantis type #?



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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I'm not really the guy to ask.
Perhaps PuterMan, muzzy or TrueAmerican in the earthquake threads could help answer that for us.

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posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:13 PM
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I'd be curious to see how the tectonic plates run through Japan. Is this eruption of the opposite side of the country a red harring of more to come?


It looks like the volcano is sitting right on top of the fault line that runs through the bottom of Japan.



This is from a volcano from a couple of years ago.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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So to be clear, it's the Yangze plate that the volcanoe sits on?



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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Poor Japan just can't catch a break at all. Thoughts are with them



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:34 PM
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The Japan Meteorological Agency reports a 3.6 quake in the Fukushima Prefecture. Depth - 10km.



click thumbnail for screenshot

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posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
The Japan Meteorological Agency reports a 3.6 quake in the Fukushima Prefecture. Depth - 10km.



click thumbnail for screenshot

www.jma.go.jp...


SEE! SEE!




For Japan, it's not like they get one tragedy at a time. Although volcanoes rarely have death toll counts like other natural disasters they can be scary and they can kill. My thoughts are with them.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:54 PM
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I'm also wondering if this could be a harbinger of future earthquakes. I don't know the country's history of volcano & subsequent earthquakes, so until one of the Quake Watch folks come in to clarify, it's anyone's guess.

Originally posted by Rosinitiate
So I found this:



And although to me it doesn't appear "connected" looking at this map I can't help but think that Japan is in a precarious location regarding the plates.

Another words, if the Eurasia Plate slid under both the Pacific and Philipine Plates wouldn't the entire country get sucked under the ocean. Like an Atlantis type #?

o.O I could have sworn the Phillipine & Pacific plates subduct under the Eurasian plate, not the other way around.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 07:58 PM
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one thing i'll say.
most of those cars plowing through that ash,
wont be running very long..learned that lesson from st. helens.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 09:11 PM
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While it is cool to watch, it is also the 500th time this year that this happened....
Source



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 09:42 PM
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damn!!!
that mountain is huffin and puffin!!



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by Rosinitiate
reply to post by buster2010
 


So to be clear, it's the Yangze plate that the volcanoe sits on?


By the looks of it yes.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 10:09 PM
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I am in Washington too, wondering what you would do if St. Helens acted up as often as this volcano does?





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