Friday 8 November 2019

Japan's colossus, the Sakurajima volcano spews smoke and ash 5.5 km (3.4 miles) high with the biggest eruption in more than three years

Credit TANAKA Juuyoh

On September 13, 2016, a team of experts from Bristol University and the Sakurajima Volcano Research Centre in Japan suggested that the above volcano could have a major eruption within 30 years. The volcano has been highly active, erupting more than 100 times just this year.

The Sakurajima volcano shot smoke and ash miles into the sky on Friday in its biggest eruption in more than three years, Kyodo News reported. The volcano, on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, spewed ash 5.5 km (3.4 miles) high, the first time the ash cloud from an eruption has exceeded 5 km since July 2016, Kyodo said, citing a local meteorological observatory.


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