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Volatile Sakurajima Volcano Is a Lightning Laboratory
LiveScience (2016)
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Boise State University
Japan is a country of volcanoes, and Sakurajima is one of its most infamous. Its notoriety stems from its poor behavior in 1914, when powerful explosions and pyroclastic flows forced the evacuation of the small volcanic island. Shortly after the explosions stopped, extensive lava eruptions began. The amount of lava that erupted was enough to span Kagoshima Bay, connecting the volcano to Kyushu's mainland. For much of the next forty years, the volcano was relatively quiet.  - See more at:
Publication Date
April 22, 2016
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Jeffrey Johnson. "Volatile Sakurajima Volcano Is a Lightning Laboratory" LiveScience (2016)
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