Last Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014

Mt. Shindake in Kagoshima, Japan erupts for 1st time in 34 years

Mount Shindake in Kagoshima Prefecture has erupted for the first eruption in 34 years, The Asahi Simbun reported.

Mount Shindake volcano located on Kuchinoerabujima island erupted at 12:24 p.m. sending plume of volcanic ash to a height of more than 800 meters.

The last such eruption of Mount Shindake took place in September 1980.

According to The Asahi Simbun, the Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level from 1 to 3 on the scale of 1-5.


Photo shows Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabujima island in Kagoshima Prefecture emitting volcanic smoke at 12:27 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2014 (The Japan Meteorological Agency / The Asahi Simbun).

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 4, 2014