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Volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabu isle off Kagoshima Japan

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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:00 PM

The Meteorological Agency said Friday that there was a volcanic eruption on Kuchinoerabu Island in Kogashima Prefecture at 9:59 a.m.

The agency raised the alert level to 5, in which islanders need to evacuate, from 3, where people are restricted from entering the mountain.

Pyroclastic flows have reached the ocean, the agency said.

Kagoshima Prefecture meanwhile ordered all of the island’s roughly 30 inhabitants to evacuae.

The prime minister’s office also set up a task force.

The island is located about 100 km south of the southern tip of Kagoshima Prefecture. ter#.VWfHfs-rTCs

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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:02 PM
Japan never catches a break.

I hope everybody manages to leave without any injuries.

S&F thanks for the news.

posted on May, 28 2015 @ 09:28 PM
Someone sent me an e-mail last week with a YouTube link forecasting volcanic events in this area. If memory serves it was some dude going by the handle Dutch Since.

posted on May, 28 2015 @ 10:01 PM
Here is a reuters article on the eruption :

May 29 (Reuters) - A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of the island's residents and forcing airlines to divert some flights.

Wonder if we will see any lasting flight issues?

It was not immediately clear if the eruption would affect the restart of Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear plant, which on Wednesday cleared the last step of the nuclear regulator's stringent safety hurdles introduced after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in 2011. [ID: nL3N0YI1Q4]

The company said an internal analysis showed the erupting volcano posed no risk to the Sendai plant on Kyushu island.

That s the thing, its not the just these type of events themselves that's the worst thing, the repercussions can be worse than the events.

Japan is one of the world's most seismically active nations and there has been an upsurge in volcanic activity in recent weeks, with increasing volumes of steam blasting from a resort area not far from Tokyo and activity levels rising at a volcano in central Japan.

Are we going to see more events if there has been an upsurge lately ?

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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 10:49 PM
maybe its a natural earth cycle of continental drift and we are actually going to surf it in our lifetime .
wax your board up ,and lets ride this wave together,but really this could be a natural cycle.
it might be just the reset button of the simulation

posted on May, 29 2015 @ 06:23 AM
Apparently there are 60 volcanoes currently erupting worldwide. 6 of which are NOT on the ring of fire. If that seems like a lot, it's because it is!

And now a 7.0 (6.7 on my mobile EQ alert) mag EQ off Alaska Aleutian coast....

3.4 mag south of Mexicali on the Baja in past 24 hrs. (Not big, but there is constant activity on the San Andreas) ...makes ya wonder why that movie is coming out now...

I say buckle up NA west coasters, it's gonna be a bumpy ride...sooner than later.

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