Surveillance cameras observed a moderate vulcanian-type explosion at Minamidake crater producing an ash plume that reached up to estimated 7,000 ft (2,100 m) altitude and drifted SE. The eruption that started at about 23:09 local time yesterday ejected glowing lava bombs as far as 600 m-900 m away from the crater. The explosion was also accompanied by volcanic lightning occurred at the beginning of the event.Visible glow and near-constant emissions of gas suggest the continued rise of fresh magma inside the volcano's conduits. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions continue to be active at elevated levels. The seismic station recorded 24 volcano-tectonic earthquakes during 15-18 January. The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Good Luck Hawkeye! (10 days now since hearing from her, she usually posts every day!)
Still no news from Hawkeye after the catostrophic hurricane, Ian made landfall earlier this week in Hawkeye's vicinity: Hawkeye, if you are able to read this, know you are in our thoughts and prayers not just from me but the readers of TBW too. Take care dear lady!
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): Blasts glowing lava bombs as far as 600 m-900 m away from crater: A very impressive 38 volcanoes around the world are at this moment erupting or showing activity, see map below, 34 of them around The Pacific Ring Of Fire
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 19 January 2021