Sakurajima Volcano ‘Unhappy’ with Sendai Nuke Restart
Posted by feww on August 15, 2015
Sakurajima Volcano Warning Raised
Mt Sakurajima volcanic warning level has been raised to Level 4, “prepare to evacuate,” amid signs of increased activity, said Japan’s weather agency.
Mt Sakurajima could have a larger than usual eruption, officials said.
The news follows Tuesday’s restart of a reactor at the Sendai nuclear power station, located less than 50km from the angry volcano.
One of Japan’s most active volcanoes, Sakurajima is situated in Kagoshima Bay, south of Kyushu, Japan (about 1,000km WSW of Tokyo). The volcano has three active craters: Kitadake, Minamidake and Nakadake.
Multiple eruptions have occurred at Minamidake crater since 1955 .