Sakurajima volcano in Japan threw a column of smoke to a height of more than 3 km

July 10, 2013. Waking up on Wednesday on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu Sakurajima volcano threw a column of smoke and ash to a height of 3400 meters, the reported meteorological office Kagoshima Prefecture.

Wind carries the volcanic ash towards the city Tarumidzu Kagoshima Prefecture, experts fear its impact on the residents of the city when the eruption will take protracted.

This is the third highest column of smoke in the history of observations of the volcano. The most powerful eruption occurred in 2009, when the volcano threw a column of smoke to a height of more than four kilometers. Then in Kagoshima City has dropped 243 grams of ash per square meter. To clean the city were involved in more than two hundred sprinkling machines.

Source: RIA Novosti

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