Mt. Shinmoe on the southwestern Japanese main island of Kyushu erupted again on March 1, 2018, less than five months after its last eruption. The eruption occurred at around 11 a.m. and ashfall was reported in the town of Takaharu, located east of the mountain. There are no reports of injuries or property damage and the volcano remained at level-3 warning, or “do not approach the mountain,” as volcanic earthquakes have been recorded at the mountain since around 8:15 a.m.

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The volcano erupted in January 2011 and last October, spewing ash up to around 2,300 meters above the crater in the October eruption. After the October eruption, the agency raised its warning level from 2 to 3 and warned of flying rocks and pyroclastic flows in the area within 3 kilometers of the crater.

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  1. One day a long time ago, I didn’t listen to my parents? Then sneaking out of the house I so badly wanted to play outside that day! There was this magical material that had coated nearly everything outside in the yard. You could put it in the water and it would float for ever, no matter how hard I tried pushing down on it it would always pop back to the surface? I tried and tried and same results, but after some time it started to turn into a sticky gooey mess. Then my parents found me playing in the ash of the 1980 -81 eruption of Mt. Saint Helen’s volcano. I was scrubbed down for quite a while as my punishment in the rub rub tub bathtub.

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