Last Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mt. Sakurajima in Japan erupts with 3-km plume

Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu island of Japan erupted on Monday, sending a plume of ash and smoke to a height of 3 km.

According to the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory, the recent volcanic activity of Mount Sakurajima has been continuing since the night of October 3.

Ash fall has been widely confirmed in Kagoshima City. No injuries have been reported.

This is the 702nd explosive eruption observed at the Mt. Sakurajima volcano this year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 8, 2013