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Japan volcano eruption: Residents evacuated as ‘highest alert’ issued

A volcano on Japan‘s western main island of Kyushu has erupted, forcing the evacuation of tons of of individuals.

Sakurajima started erupting at about 8:05 pm (11:05am) on Sunday, the Japanese Meteorological Company has stated.

There have been studies of volanic stones raining down at a distance of two.5 km (1.5 miles) from the volcano, NHK public tv stated. The eruption alert degree has been raised to five, the very best, with some areas suggested to evacuate, it added.

Sakurajima is certainly one of Japan’s most lively volcanoes and eruptions of various ranges happen regularly. In 2019 it spewed ash 5.5 km (3.4 miles) excessive.

Japan Meteorological Company has issued the very best alert warning

(through REUTERS)

Video footage from Sunday’s eruption confirmed what seemed to be a pink mass flowing down one facet of the volcano, with pink projectiles capturing out whereas smoke, laborious to see within the darkness, billowed up.

A lot of the metropolis of Kagoshima is throughout the bay from the volcano however a number of residential areas inside about 3 km (1.9 miles) of the crater could also be ordered to evacuate, NHK stated.

Officers at prime minister Fumio Kishida’s workplace have been gathering details about the state of affairs, however have up to now suggested the federal government to take steps to guard lives following the eruption.

Japan’s nuclear regulator has confirmed there are at the moment no irregularities detected at Sendai nuclear energy plant close to Sakurajima following the eruption.



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