Ticking time bomb: Japan’s Sakurajima volcano rocked by another large explosion- damages cars

The Extinction Protocol

September 4, 2013 JAPAN A moderately large vulcanian explosion occurred this morning, producing significant fallout of lapilli and small bombs in several kilometers distance. Cars parked at the Arimura Lava observatory observation point to the south of the volcano were damages and windshields broken, at a distance of about 4 km. There are no reports of injuries to people. The ash plume from the eruption rose to approx. 12,000 ft (3.6 km) elevation, i.e. about 2.5 km height. In itself, today’s explosion is not even among the largest that have occurred in the past months, but the volcano clearly continues to be in a state of elevated activity when seen on a long-term average. The following webcam time-lapse video shows frequent ash emission and explosions from the volcano. In a recent interview with Radio New Zealand, volcanologist Masato Iguchi mentions that the volcano might be heading for…

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