Sakurajima volcano eruption throws column of ash and gas 3 km in the air

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Mt. Sakurajima, Japan had intense eruptions on April 1 and April 2, 2016.

At night and during the day, the volcano threw columns of ash and gas at a height of between 2 500 and 3 500 meters above the volcanic crater peak.

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This is the volcano’s highest ash cloud created by the Japanese volcano in almost a year.

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The explosions were accompanied by volcanic lightning and sprays of lava reaching 400 meters length.

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Ash fall was observed in the vicinity of Sakurajima.

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Sakurajima overlooks the seaside city of Kagoshima on Japan’s Kyushu Island.

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Its volcanic activity is closely monitored due its close proximity with the Sendai nuclear plant, which is 50km (30 miles) away.

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