Volcano in southern Japan erupts with ash plume

The ash cloud from Sakurajima, an already active volcano in the prefecture of Kyushu, is the highest volcanic plume ever recorded for the volcano.

Volcano in southern Japan erupts with ash plume

World Bulletin / News Desk

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash five kilometers (3.1 miles) high.

The ash cloud from Sakurajima, an already active volcano in the prefecture of Kyushu, is the highest volcanic plume ever recorded for the volcano.

According to the local meteorological observatory in Kagoshima, the eruption began at 1641 Japan local time (0741 GMT) with the large plume of smoke rising upwards to 5,000 meters above the crater.

The meteorological observatory also reported a pyroclastic flow travelling approximately one kilometer southeast down the slope of the 1,117 meter-high volcano.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ağustos 2013, 14:35
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