Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan eruptsStaff Writer | June 16, 2018
The Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, saw an explosive eruption Saturday morning and no injury has been reported.
Asia Sakurajima is an active composite volcano and a former island
Sakurajima is an active composite volcano and a former island in Kagoshima prefecture. The most recent eruption started on May 2, 2017.
The weather agency maintained the alert level for the volcano at level 3 on a scale of 5, restricting entry into the mount and warning of falling rocks. ■