Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

Large flying rocks could fall over a two-mile (3 km) radius.

A volcano in southern Japan, Mount Io, erupted for the first time since 1768 on Thursday, spewing steam and ash 400 meters (1,300 feet) into the air.

Authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

“There is a possibility that the mountain will become more active,” said Makoto Saito, an official from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), confirming the eruption, warning that large flying rocks could fall over a two-mile (3 km) radius.

There were no immediate reports of injuries,


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6 thoughts on “Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years”

  1. Wow! You said the volcanoes would erupt more. It’s happening fast. Trees grass weeds are all stunted/delayed here in central NY. Not much for the deer to eat yet. It’s been too cloudy for photosynthesis. I was planning row covers for my garden, but with no sun I guess it may not matter about too much rain or hail. Not even dandelions are thriving yet. I was going to pull some for the rabbits, but I only found one clump the size of my pinky. Usually they are the first weed you see. That was a couple days ago so I will look again, but they’re usually every where. This volcano will make it even cloudier!

  2. I was just thinking, as we are into the cooling phase. I wonder if anybody considered how it will effect tree growth, as in, trees used to make violins. Remember Stradivarius? Some claim that the cold weather created just the right size fibers for the perfect sound.

  3. same time as an extra strong whammy from the coronal hole hit earth i reckon, auroras reported in michigan
    shes still on storm level 5 or 6 this evening

  4. Welcome to the upcoming Grand Solar Minimum folks. Volcanism always goes nuts at their beginning. And its going to get worse. And just think what is going on the ocean floor.

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