Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12448
Sakurajima within Aira caldera is producing a gas plume to the NE in this November 2020 Planet Labs satellite image monthly mosaic (N is at the top; this image is approximately 43 km across). The 17 x 23 km caldera formed about 29,000 years ago during the eruption of around 98 km3 of pumice and 300 km3 of pyroclastic flows. In recent times the main epicenter for activity is Sakurajima that has since formed in Kagoshima Bay and is seen here with a weak gas plume dispersing NE to E.
Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs Inc., 2020 (https://www.planet.com/).
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