Dozens People From 2 Towns Evacuated After Sakurajima Volcano Eruption

26 July 2022 01:15

Dozens of people have been evacuated from two towns, on Japan’s main Southern Island of Kyushu, where a volcano spewed ash and large rocks into the night sky.

Large rocks fell as far as 2 point 5 kilometers, from the Sakurajima volcano Sunday night, in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima.

Footage captured on Monday showed, smoke billowing from the volcano.

Japan’s meteorological agency raised the eruption alert to the highest level of five, and advised 51 residents in two towns facing the volcano to leave their homes.

By Monday morning, 33 of them left their homes for a nursing care facility in a safer part of the region.