Sakurajima Volcano Erupting in Japan


The Sakurajima volcano started erupting on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu today. Sakurajima is considered to be one of the most active volcanos in Japan. The national meteorological service of the country reports that the column of ash is rising to the height of over 4,5km.
According to Japanese meteorologists, this eruption has become the most powerful this year. The flow of lava and ash is moving in the direction of Ibusiki City but currently there is no information about any wreckage or casualties.
Sakurajima erupts up to several hundred times a year. Today's eruption is No.126. The volcanic activity usually harms the neighbouring Kagoshima Prefecture where the only Japanese space launch site Uchinoura is located.
 

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