Mount Sakurajima has first major eruption in nine months

Apr 28, 2017

Mount Sakurajima has first major eruption in nine months

Mount Sakurajima had its first major eruption in nine months on Friday, sending a plume of ash high over Kagoshima Prefecture, the Meteorological Agency said. The eruption began in the 1,117-meter volcano’s Showa crater at 11:01 a.m., ejecting smoke and debris about 3.2 km ...

Mount Sakurajima alert level lowered as volcanic activity diminishes

Nov 25, 2015

Mount Sakurajima alert level lowered as volcanic activity diminishes

The Meteorological Agency on Wednesday downgraded its warning level for Kagoshima Prefecture’s Mount Sakurajima, citing diminished volcanic activity. With no major eruptions observed since Sept. 17, the agency lowered the alert level for the 1,117-meter volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture on the 5-point scale from ...