Video: Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in Japan, Showers Kagoshima City With Ash

Posted on July 26, 2012

The Sakurajima Volcano is an active volcano in Japan that erupts on a daily basis. The volcano had a much more powerful eruption than usual on July 24th. Volcano Discovery says this eruption occurred at the less frequently active Minami-dake crater. The Japan Daily Press reports that the eruption sent 18-inch rocks over a mile away. Kagoshima City was showered with ash from the explosion. The residents of the city are used to eruptions and quickly swept the ash away after the dust cleared. The second clip shows the eruption from four different vantage points. Take a look:

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