Japan’s Shinmoedake volcano erupts for a 2nd day
Posted by feww on January 27, 2011
Mt Shinmoedake continued to eject tephra Thursday
Shinmoedake volcano in southern Japan, which began erupting on Wednesday, ejecting rocks, ash and smoke about 4,600m into the air, was still erupting on Thursday.
Local highways and railroads have become impassable as a result, and at least 4 flights to the area have been canceled as a precaution, reports say.
Shinmoedake volcano continued erupting for a second day on Thursday. Freeze frame from ITN news clip.
Shinmoedake Volcano Erupts
Natural-color satellite image of Shinmoedake volcano captured by MODIS aboard NASA’s Terra satellite on January 26, 2011. Shinmoedake is a volcano in the Kirishima volcanic complex on Japan’s Kyushu island. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.
Lightening is photographed using time exposure during an eruption from Mt Shinmoedake in the Kirishima volcanic complex on the border of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, southern Japan. Photo: Shuji Uchimura/AP. Image may be subject to copyrights.