Another eruption at Mt. Shinmoe
NHK -- Mar 10
Another eruption at a volcano in southwestern Japan sent smoke soaring to a height of 4,500 meters, the highest altitude reached since volcanic activity began 9 days ago.

The Meteorological Agency says the eruption occurred shortly before 2 AM Saturday at Mount Shinmoe, which straddles Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures. Volcanic rocks landed 1.8 kilometers away from the crater.

Agency officials say lava is still moving down the northwestern slope.

The agency is keeping the volcanic alert level at 3, on a scale of 1 to 5. This means people should stay away from the mountain.

The agency is warning that eruptions could send large rocks flying up to 4 kilometers from the crater, and that pyroclastic flows could travel 4 kilometers from the crater, as well.

噴火した新燃岳から流れ出る溶岩が確認された。 鹿児島地方気象台は、9日午前10時すぎに新燃岳で溶岩が火口から北西側に流れ出ていることを確認した。6日、7年ぶりに爆発的噴火をした宮崎県と鹿児島県にまたがる霧島山の新燃岳。
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