A 1700 meter high active volcano group in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.

An eruption started on January 26th, 2011 at 7:30 AM. It is the strongest eruption since 1959, spewing smoke up to 2.5 km in the air and throwing Volcanic bombs up to 1.5 km. An area of 2 km around the volcano has been evacuated.
View in Google Earth Categories: In The News, Volcanoes
Links: en.wikipedia.org, www.livescience.com
By: mlc1us



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@ 2011-01-28 04:05:53
The Google Maps' image is Karakunidake (韓国岳) of Kirishima volcanic group?
Erupting volcano is not Karakunidake but Shinmoedake (新燃岳).
Shinmoedake is located about 3km southeast of Karakunidake.

http://tenki.jp/volcano/ (Japanese)
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@ 2011-01-28 09:10:44
kaiken, thank you for the info. I have updated the map with the correct coordinates and thumbnail.