National Aug 7, 2019

Mount Asama erupts for first time since 2015

Mount Asama, historically one of the nations most active volcanos, came back to life on Wednesday night, the Meteorological Agency reported, marking the first eruption since June 2015. Smoke from the crater of the volcano reached about 1,800 meters, NHK reported, citing the agency. The ...

Another powerful eruption observed at Mount Shinmoe

National 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

National 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 ...