Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016

Sakurajima volcano eruption in Japan prompts orange warning

Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan erupted Friday evening prompting officials to issue an orange warning.

According to Japanese medias, an orange burst spread out of the side of the volcano, near the summit, accompanied by lightning-like flashes around 7 pm Friday evening.

Volcanic smoke and ashes rose 2 kilometers into the air and rockfalls spewing out of the crater are expected within the 2-kilometer zone from the crater, Japan Today reported.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. Sakurajima volcanic eruption in 2013 saw it's tallest ash plume since records began in 1955.