Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mount Sakurajima volcano Eruption live on camera - Japan

Japan’s Mt Sakurajima volcano exploded in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, captured on four cameras set up the Japanese government.

Described as "a stronger than usual explosion" by volcanic activity specialists, the Sakurajima eruption was captured by four live cameras set up by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

The volcano, located in Japan's southern Kagoshima region, erupted at 20:42 local time (11:42GMT) on Tuesday and sent a plume of ash 15,000ft in the air, according to Japanese authorities. Source