Volcano erupts in southern Japan but no evacuation warning issued

National Jan 17, 2019

Volcano erupts in southern Japan but no evacuation warning issued

A volcano erupted on a remote island in southern Japan on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said, but the warning level was kept below the threshold that would require an evacuation. The agency said the volcano on Kuchinoerabu Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, erupted at 9:20 a.m. Live ...

National May 14, 2018

Mount Shinmoe belches smoke over Kyushu in latest eruption

Mount Shinmoe erupted again Monday, prompting ash and falling-rock warnings in nearby areas. The 1,421-meter volcano straddling Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures in Kyushu erupted at around 2:45 p.m., sending smoke 3,300 meters into the atmosphere, the Meteorological Agency said. The volcano last erupted on April ...

Rock risk zone expands as Mount Shinmoe eruptions intensify in Kyushu

National Mar 10, 2018

Rock risk zone expands as Mount Shinmoe eruptions intensify in Kyushu

Mount Shinmoe continued to erupt on Saturday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to expand the area deemed at risk of flying rocks. Two explosive eruptions were observed at around 1:55 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. on the 1,421-meter volcano, which straddles Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures in Kyushu, ...