Jan 28, 2011
January 27, 2011, southern Japan between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, Shinmoedake peak erupted. The volcano is spewing out towering columns of ash and smoke up to 2,500 meters. Japan Meteorological Agency has launched the emergency plans. Ash and rocks fell across the southern Japan between the prefectures of Kagoshima and Miyazaki, the authorities have raised the alert levels and called upon for evacuation of whole residents within 2 kilometers (about 1.2 miles) radius of this active volcano.