Shinmoe The volcano, located in southwestern Japan, on Tuesday reported a fourth outbreak of the last six days, which prompted authorities to extend the exclusion area around the crater, reported local television station.The Shinmoe, which erupted on Thursday morning for the first time in the last 52 years, reported early on Tuesday a huge explosion that caused damage to the windows of about 30 buildings in the city of Kirishima, two miles away. a woman aged 92 who was in a hospital had minor injuries to the head due to the rupture of a glass.
The eruption caused a plume of about 3000 meters above sea level and led to the Japan Meteorological Agency to extend the exclusion zone around the crater for four kilometers. So far the authorities have not determined that the residents evacuate the region, although on Monday they recommended the 1 100 residents to leave their homes in nearby Takahatsu. The Shinmoe began to spew ash and small rocks on Wednesday afternoon, and formed a column of smoke that reached more than 2500 meters, which forced some regional flights and train service to change their routes.
According to data from the National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology Kyodo quoted by the local agency, last week the Shinmoe delivered in two days about 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) into the air, , amount nine times greater than that recorded eruption in 1959.