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Mount Shinmoe, a volcano in southwestern Japan, has erupted explosively for the first time in 7 years. Japan’s Meteorological Agency is warning people not to go near the mountain.

The first eruption took place around 2:30 PM on Tuesday. Smoke spewed up 2,100 meters from the mountain’s crater, and air vibrations from the volcanic activity were observed.

Twenty minutes later, after more explosive eruptions, smoke reached a height of 2,300 meters.

The mountain in the Kirishima range straddles Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures. Minor eruptions had been occurring at the volcano since Thursday. Read more

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Mount Shinmoe, a volcano in southwestern Japan, has erupted explosively for the first time in 7 years. Japan’s Meteorological Agency is warning people not to go near the mountain.

The first eruption took place around 2:30 PM on Tuesday. Smoke spewed up 2,100 meters from the mountain’s crater, and air vibrations from the volcanic activity were observed.

Twenty minutes later, after more explosive eruptions, smoke reached a height of 2,300 meters.

The mountain in the Kirishima range straddles Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures. Minor eruptions had been occurring at the volcano since Thursday.

Mount Shinmoe, a volcano in southwestern Japan, has erupted explosively for the first time in 7 years. Japan’s Meteorological Agency is warning people not to go near the mountain.

The first eruption took place around 2:30 PM on Tuesday. Smoke spewed up 2,100 meters from the mountain’s crater, and air vibrations from the volcanic activity were observed.

Twenty minutes later, after more explosive eruptions, smoke reached a height of 2,300 meters.

The mountain in the Kirishima range straddles Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures. Minor eruptions had been occurring at the volcano since Thursday.

Mount Shinmoe, a volcano in southwestern Japan, has erupted explosively for the first time in 7 years. Japan’s Meteorological Agency is warning people not to go near the mountain.

The first eruption took place around 2:30 PM on Tuesday. Smoke spewed up 2,100 meters from the mountain’s crater, and air vibrations from the volcanic activity were observed.