Volcano Erupts Explosively On Small Southwestern Japan Island

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN - MAY 29: A volcano erupted explosively Friday morning on Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, prompting authorities to begin evacuating everyone on the island. The 9:59 a.m. 'explosive' eruption of Mt. Shindake, which rises about 650 meters above sea level, sent a plume of black smoke over 9 kilometers above the crater and caused a pyroclastic flow to reach the coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. All the 137 islanders have been confirmed safe, including a 72-year-old man who received a burn in his forehead but is conscious and could walk by himself, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency and local authorities said. The residents and visitors of Kuchinoerabu about 100 kilometers south of the southern tip of Japan's main island of Kyushu, where access is limited to two ferry routes, were to be transported by ferry and coast guard to nearby Yakushima Island by Friday evening, the Yakushima town office said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters, 'I have instructed the relevant personnel to do all they can to ensure the safety of islanders.' The Kagoshima prefectural government asked the Self-Defense Forces to dispatch a disaster team and neighboring prefectures to mobilize disaster helicopters.


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