Japan’s Meteorological Department has said that this volcano erupted on Sunday night at around 8.05 pm local time. Japanese agency surveillance cameras showed plumes of smoke or ash rising from the volcano. The Meteorological Department has issued a Level 5 alert and ordered people to vacate the area. Not only this, people of Kagoshima Prefecture and Kagoshima city have been advised to remain alert.
No irregularities in nuclear power plant
Japan’s nuclear regulatory body has said no irregularities have been observed at a nearby nuclear power plant. According to the US space agency NASA, Sakurajima Volcano is among the most active volcanoes in Japan. In the past, this volcano has erupted several times in recent decades. It had erupted earlier in January and spread clouds of ash in the air for several kilometers.
This volcano is located in Kagoshima Prefecture, which is in the southern part of Japan. Volcanologist Robin George Andreev said that the entire area is fully prepared for a volcanic eruption. He said that the area of danger depends on the activity of the volcano. He said that people in this entire area have been given training on how to avoid volcanic eruptions. Not only this, often drills are also done there. This volcano of Japan is included in the world’s most monitored volcano.