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Another powerful eruption observed at Mount Shinmoe

Apr 5, 2018

Another powerful eruption observed at Mount Shinmoe

Another powerful eruption was observed at Mount Shinmoe in southwestern Japan early Thursday, with ash sent spiralling into a plume around 5,000 meters high, the Meteorological Agency said. The eruption at the 1,421-meter volcano that straddles Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures was the largest since March ...

Kyushu's Shinmoedake rumbles anew with explosive eruption

Mar 6, 2018

Kyushu's Shinmoedake rumbles anew with explosive eruption

A volcano which was featured in the 1967 James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" shot smoke and ash thousands of meters into the sky Tuesday, prompting the cancellation of flights to and from a nearby airport. The eruption is likely to continue for ...

More minor eruptions hit Kyushu's Mount Shinmoe

Mar 2, 2018

More minor eruptions hit Kyushu's Mount Shinmoe

Eruptions continued Friday at Mount Shinmoe, a volcano in the Kirishima mountain range straddling Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, after a series of minor eruptions occurred on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said. The agency said it detected a plume rising about 300 meters above the crater ...

Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite

Feb 27, 2018

Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite

An H-IIA rocket carrying a government intelligence-gathering satellite was launched Tuesday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture. The optical reconnaissance satellite will be used for purposes such as monitoring developments at North Korean missile launch facilities, increasing the number of the nation's reconnaissance ...