A spectacular burst of volcanic activity around the world just before Christmas! Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, Italy’s Mount Etna, the Sheveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia), Sabancaya volcano Peru, Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano and two in Japan all putting on a spectacular show
According to the agency, large rocks were thrown to some 1.3 km from the crater of Mt. Otake and smoke reached about 200 meters above the mountain. Prior to Monday eruption, the agency had warned that the volcano on the island was becoming active recently, with throwing large rocks to nearly 1 km from the crater over the weekend. Suwanose Island, a volcanic island with a small population, is located about 230 km south-southwest of Kagoshima.