Published On: Fri, Sep 20th, 2019

Japan volcano eruption: Sakurajima volcano explodes sending ash mile into air over city | World | News


Sakurajima, located in southern Japan, is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and is reported to have erupted at about 4pm local time. The volcano has already erupted a number of times this month and officials have warned the public of volcanic ash. It is located about 30 miles from a nuclear power plant and is in constant activity.

Locals took to social media to post photos and video clips of the thick black ash that was pelted high into the sky.

A volcanic ash advisory has been issued.

The current warning level is three out of five, meaning “minor volcanic eruption”.

Sakurajima, which translates into “cherry blossom island”, and was once an island but lava flows turned it into a peninsula in 1914.

It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and one of the few that are currently in constant activity, according to Volcano Discovery.

Its ongoing typical activity range from eruptions of lava bombs to large ash explosions every four to 24 hours.

Between 2006-2010, moderate explosions with typical plume hights of around two kilometres occurres every one to five days, according to Volcano Discovery.

More to follow…



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