Information about Sakurajima (Eruption Warning)

(Photo: © K.P.V.B)

(August 19, 2015)

Sakurajima has erupted at 2:21AM today for the fist time after the warning level has been raised to 4.
It was a very minor eruption.

Kagoshima Local Metrological Observatory announced that some volcanic cinders scattered in the crater.

About 3:13AM, the smoke from the eruption reached a height of 500 meters from the crater.

Also, Tokyo University and Kyoto University found that the amount of the volcanic gas has decreased to 100 tons per day on the 19th. The volcano used to emit 5400 tons of gas at most in one day in April.
It seems like some rocks which were washed into the volcano because of the heavy rain are blocking the crater.

The Fukuoka District Meteorological Observatory says, according to dates, Sakurajima tend to emit less gas before a large-scale eruption.

So, please stay away from the evacuation areas.

*Sakurajima ferry service is avail.
*There is no effect on Kagoshima city and its sightseeing.

(August 17, 2015)

There was an earthquake tonight about 20:40.
The seismic centre was in the sea near Tanegashima. (! Not Sakurajima !)
The magnitude was 5.1.

The earthquake measured 3 in Minami-satsuma city, Nishino-omote city
and Nakatane town, and 2 in Kagoshima city, Hioki city, Kirishima city, Mishima village, Minamitane town, Osumi area and Yakushima.

There is no threat of a tsunami.

 

(August 16, 2015)

On the 15th of August, The Meteorological Agency announced that Sakurajima was in danger of a big eruption.

People are evacuating from the areas below.
(These areas are all on Sakurajima and the areas within the 3km from Showa crater and the crater on the top of Minami-dake.)
・Arimura-cho
・Furusato-cho

Closed tourist facilities
・Arimura Lava Observatory
・Yunohira Observatory
・Sakurajima Island View (Sightseeng bus)
・Sakurajima regular sightseeng bus (Sakurajima Nature Sightseeing Course)
・Rainbow Beach
・Saido Beach
・Kurokami Buried Shrine Gate

Canceled ferries on the 16th of August
・Yorimichi Cruise
・Sakurajima Summer Night Cruise 2015

*Facilities near Sakurajima Port (6km away from the craters) such as Sakurajima Visitor Center and Rest Stop are still open.

*Sakurajima Ferry (regular ferry service) is available.

The number of earthquakes has reduced, but we don’t recommend visiting Sakurajima at the moment.

Authorities say that you need to be careful within 2 weeks from now.

There is no effect on Kagoshima city and its sightseeing.

We will update the information about Sakurajima when we hear new information.

 

See also the links below

GEO PARK みんなの桜島 (English)
This site has a map of Sakurajima and you can see the dangerous areas.

Kagoshima City
English:
http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/soumu/shichoshitu/kokusai/kinkyu/english2.html
http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/gaikokugo/english/index.html

中文(簡体字):
http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/soumu/shichoshitu/kokusai/kinkyu/kantaiji.html
http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/gaikokugo/chinese_s/index.html

中文(繁体):
http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/soumu/shichoshitu/kokusai/kinkyu/hanntaiji.html
http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/gaikokugo/chinese_t/index.html

한글 :
http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/soumu/shichoshitu/kokusai/kinkyu/kannkokugo.html
http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/gaikokugo/korean/index.html

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