How active is Sakurajima?
Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and one of the few that are at present in constant (persistant) activity. Its ongoing typical activity range from strong strombolian to large ash explosions every 4-24 hours.
Why does Sakurajima erupt so often?
The eruption tossed large volcanic cinders (pieces of hot lava) more than 5,900 feet (1,800 meters) from the volcanos Showa crater, one of two active craters atop Sakurajima. Sakurajima has a very regular flux of magma and gas, and that explains why it erupts so frequently, Fee told LiveSciences OurAmazingPlanet.
What is the tallest underwater volcano?
Tamu Massif Its summit is about 1,980 m (6,500 ft) below the surface of the ocean, and its base extends to about 6.4 km (4.0 mi) deep. The volcano is about 4,460 metres (14,620 ft) tall....Tamu MassifTypeSeamount (underwater volcano), shield volcanoAge of rock144.6 ± 0.8 Ma8 more rows