Japan’s Sakurajima volcano releasing largest amount of ash in 20 years: ground swollen around volcano

August 17, 2012JAPAN - Sakurajima Volcano has been steadily erupting for some time now. So much so that residents were asked to cover up and wear masks as a health and safety measure. According to researchers, this active volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture could release its largest amount of ash in two decades this year alone. Going by the current stats available, the mountain has already spewed enough ash from January to July, amounting to twice the amount emitted in all of last year. Masato Iguchi, a professor at the Sakurajima Volcano Research Center said that last year saw a record number of eruptions as well. The ground around Sakurajima indicates the buildup of magma and appears swollen. And if Sakurajima keeps being as active it is right now, we can expect the amount of ash expelled to be a new record. In the past two decades this year’s activity of explosions and ash fall have both risen dramatically. As a part of the Kyoto University’s disaster reduction research institute, keeping a tab on such stats is imperative to avoid another Pompeii. You may recollect the 1914 eruption as one of the deadliest one that killed 58 people. Presently, Minamidake crater erupted last month for the first time in about a year and a half and the Showa crater has been active since 2008. –Japan Daily Press
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4 Responses to Japan’s Sakurajima volcano releasing largest amount of ash in 20 years: ground swollen around volcano

  1. Irene C says:

    Praying for the people of Japan. They’ve been through and are still going through so much.

    • Sheryl says:

      Sheryl F says we need to pray and pray and pray – the earth is in labour pains – Jesus is coming soon – we need to be praying that repentance would come and trust in Jesus sacrifice for our sin. Help us Father to feel the heart of The Father – in Jesus mighty Name:

      • Irene Tein says:

        So with all that is happening in this world, you just turn to prayer? Where do you think that got all of the innocent victims of all of the other natural disasters? Yes, let’s take out a bible and read some crap written by primitives for the purpose of scaring the hell out of people. Make a difference, stop relying on faith and do something.

  2. Kylie says:

    I agree Irene, those poor people have suffered enough.

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