In the south of Japan Friday morning, the Shinmoedake for the first time in more than a month erupted. An ash cloud extends up to 2600 meters above the crater of the volcano on the island of Kyushu. The Japanese meteorological agency also warns residents to gloedwolken and volcanic rock.
The 1.421 meters high Shinmoedake since the beginning of march is running again – is located on the border of the prefectures of Kagoshima and Miyazaki. For now, there are no reports of injuries or damage as a result of the new eruption.
Japan is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire (Ring of Fire), often by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions affected horseshoe-shaped zone along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. The country has more than 100 active volcanoes.