Late again: Monday volcano

Two weeks in a row. I’m such a failure.

This week: Sakurajima

Sakurajima (literally “cherry blossom island”) is not quite an island; it’s connected to the rest of Kyuushuu on one side by a bunch of lava flows that occurred in 1914. But the “island” itself is basically a volcano poking up in the middle of Kagoshima bay.

Sakurajima’s lava output is mostly andesitic or dacitic in composition; it’s an intermediate composite volcano, which means it tends to have the impressive explodey eruptions and pyroclastic flows.

And more volcanic lightning.

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