Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01336
A space shuttle photograph taken on 6 October 1985 shows an ash plume dispersing E from Sakurajima across the Osumi Peninsula to the Pacific Ocean. Sakurajima is near the S rim of the 20-km-wide Aira caldera that encompasses much of the N end of Kagoshima Bay. The caldera formed during an eruption about 22,000 years ago. Kagoshima City is the lighter-colored area across the bay immediately W.
NASA Space shuttle image, 1985 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Galleries: Ash Plumes and Ashfall