Skip to comments.Japan: Volcano eruption prompts evacuation warning
Posted on 01/30/2011 8:42:47 PM PST by quantim
TOKYO (AP) -- Officials urged more than 1,000 residents to seek safer ground on Monday and expanded a no-access zone around a volcano that has exploded back to life in southern Japan.
The 4,662-foot (1,421-meter) Shinmoedake volcano erupted last week for the first time in 52 years. The volcano is located in a remote part of the Kirishima range on the southern Japan island of Kyushu. No injuries have been reported.
On Monday, five days after it burst back to life, the volcano was still spewing a spectacular plume into the air, sending a blanket of ash out over a wide area and prompting several hundred residents to seek shelter in evacuation centers.
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No way! Sarah Palin was hunting an Asian caribou and missed, hitting the ground with one of the slugs she uses made from Alaskan Molybdenumium.
These little suckers are puffing away all over the globe... and were, long before the internal combustion engine ever hit the road.
This volcano also goes by the name Kirishima
This group of volcanos is just south of me in Miyazaki . Heck - we have are very own active volcano right here in Aso !
BTW - there are over 100 active volcanos in Japan , and the country is smaller than California !
Shinmoe-Dake is part of the Kirishima volcano group to be precise.
Thanks, I was trying to find specifics on Shinmoe-Dake a couple days ago and then saw the Kirishima reference earlier.
Kirishima is a large group of more than 20 Quaternary volcanoes located north of Kagoshima Bay. The late-Pleistocene to Holocene dominantly andesitic volcano group consists of stratovolcanoes, pyroclastic cones, maars, and underlying shield volcanoes located over an area of 20 x 30 km. The larger stratovolcanoes are scattered throughout the field, with the centrally located, 1700-m-high Karakuni-dake being the highest. Onami-ike and Mi-ike, the two largest maars, are located SW of Karakuni-dake and at its far eastern end, respectively. Holocene eruptions have been concentrated along an E-W line of vents from Mi-ike to Ohachi, and at Shinmoe-dake to the NE. Frequent small-to-moderate explosive eruptions have been recorded since the 8th century.
Lightning and fire: Japan on alert after volcano’s biggest eruption in 50 years
Ring of Fire...
Japan volcano erupts with big blast of ash, rocks
It sure seems as though mother nature is on a rampage lately, doesn’t it.
No kidding, and we’re in her line of sight.