Mt. Shinmoe volcano in Japan erupts againStaff Writer | June 22, 2018
Mt. Shinmoe in southwestern Japan erupted violently on Friday at 9:09 a.m. local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.
Asia Mt. Shinmoe is one of 50 active volcanoes around Japan
Mt. Shinmoe, which straddles both Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, has seen a series of eruptions recently since October when it became particularly active, and prior to that in the January to March period in 2011, the JMA noted.
The JMA opted to maintain its alert level at the volcano at 3, on its scale which peaks at 5, which warns of approaching the 1,421-meter high volcano.
Mt. Shinmoe is one of 50 active volcanoes around Japan that are under constant monitoring by the JMA and seismologists.
There has been no report, as yet, of accidents or injury to persons as a result of the eruption and no damage to property of infrastructure has been reported to local authorities. ■