Japan’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, prompting highest alert

25th July, 2022.      //   The End of Humanity  // 

PHOTO: Volcano Sakurajima stands in Japan's southern prefecture of Kagoshima, March 8, 2022.  (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s Sakurajima volcano, located on the island of Kyushu, erupted , prompting evacuations in the region. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the volcano erupted around 8:05 p.m. local time (7:05 a.m. ET). Footage from the agency’s surveillance camera showed a cloud of smoke or ash rising from the volcano.

JMA announced a Level 5 alert — the highest level — calling for people to evacuate. JMA advised caution to residents in Kagoshima Prefecture and Kagoshima City.
According to NASA, Sakurajima is one of Japan’s most active volcanoes, having erupted on several occasions in recent decades. It previously erupted in January, spewing a cloud of ash kilometers into the air. The volcano is located in the Kagoshima Prefecture on the southern tip of Japan.
According to reports , most of the nearby city of Kagoshima, whose estimated population is about 600,000, is across the bay from the volcano. But the Japanese government did order several residential areas within about 1.9 miles (3 km) of the crater to evacuate. They  said the evacuation included about 51 people in the vicinity. Reports also explained that Sakurajima is one of Japan’s most active volcanoes and that eruptions of varying levels take place on a regular basis.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Japan’s nuclear regulators said that no irregularities had been detected at the nearby Sendai nuclear power plant, reported.

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