Japanese volcano erupts

June 4, 2015

A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday. Plumes of black smoke were fired high into the sky resulting in the evacuation of the island’s residents by ferry.

A fast moving current of super-heated gas and rock flowed down the side of the peak of the volcano and reached the ocean after the explosive eruption.

Residents heard a huge bang and black smoke rose up immediately. There were no immediate reports of injuries to the 140 residents, who are only able to access the outside world by boat.

The volcano erupted last summer and the area where the lava flow occurred has been off limits.

Japan is one of the world’s most seismically active nations and there has been an increase in volcanic activity in recent weeks.

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it's the land's name


In Japanese, it's like this. 口永良部島 🙂


OMG that is a bit scarey.


That is bad


Holy moly that is a huge volcano!!!!!!!!??!!!


Its sad that a volcano eruption happened at Japan and the people have to escape.


thats no good

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