Volcano erupts on an island in western Kyushu for three consecutive days

Tokyo — A volcano on the island of Kyushu in the major western part of Japan erupted on Monday morning, authorities issued their highest level warning of 5 for the mountains.

There are no immediate reports of damage and some areas are advised to evacuate.

Volcano called Sakurajima According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (Japan Meteorological Agency), it is located at the southern tip of Kyushu near Kagoshima City and also erupted on Sunday night.

Volcanic rocks rained 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the volcano, according to a Meteorological Agency official.

Sakurajima Is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan, with regular eruptions of various levels. In 2019, it ejected 5.5 km (3.4 miles) of ash.

Nuclear regulators said Sunday that no anomalies were detected at the Sendai nuclear power plant, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the volcano.

The video footage shows what looks like a red mass flowing on one side of the volcano, with a red projectile fired upwards.

Most of Kagoshima is located across the bay from the volcano, but NHK said it could be ordered to evacuate some residential areas within about 3 km (1.9 miles) of the crater in some circumstances. increase.

After that, it was reported that 51 people in the neighborhood had been evacuated.

Kiyoshi Takenaka