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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01949

An incandescent lava dome is visible in the Minamidake crater of Sakurajima in this 9 September 1981 aerial view. Sakurajima has been in near-continuous activity since 1955, producing frequent mild-to-moderate explosions that commonly produce ashfall on the island. Photo by Norm Banks, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).

An incandescent lava dome is visible in the Minamidake crater of Sakurajima in this 9 September 1981 aerial view. Sakurajima has been in near-continuous activity since 1955, producing frequent mild-to-moderate explosions that commonly produce ashfall on the island.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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