Sakurajima volcano eruption in Japan on July 24: Meteorological Department alert

A volcano on Kyushu, Japan’s southern island, erupted on the night of 24thJuly, 2022 (Sunday), spewing large rocks and ashes as far as 1.5 miles (2.5 km).  

The devastating Sakurajima volcano eruption took place at 8:05 p.m. and the government is closely monitoring the volcano to prevent damage. 

Suyoshi Nakatsuji, one of JMA’s members asserted that the “residential sectors of Arimura and Furusato cities, which are within three kilometers of Sakurajima’s explosion point.

All the 77 citizens living in the two cities of Arimura and Furusato have been moved to safety to ensure that no life is lost in case the volcano erupts again. 

Yoshihiko Isozaki, the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, has confirmed that no damage or deaths due to the eruption has been reported yet.

Fumio Kishida, the Prime Minister of Japan, has urged local municipalities to join hands and ensure that no harm is caused to the residents of the area. The situation is completely under control.

It is no hidden fact that Japan has several active volcanoes and is sitting on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’. Cases of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are frequent in Japan.