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Volcanic Activity – Mount Ōyama: Japan

October 24, 2014

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Natural Hazard – Volcanic Activity

Asia – Japan | Prefecture of Kagoshima and Miyazak, Kyushu. Mount Ōyama Volcano
Location: 35°26′27″N, 139°13′52″E
Complex Stratovolcano: 1,252 m (4,108 ft)
Aviation Color Code:  Green
Area affected: Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures

Volcano Activity in Japan on Friday, 24 October, 2014 at 11:22 (11:22 AM) UTC.

A volcano in southern Japan only 40 miles from a nuclear power plant is showing signs of threatening to erupt. Japanese authorities issued the warning today after the calamitous eruption of Mount Ontake killed 57 hikers in Japan’s worst volcanic disaster in nearly 90 years last month. Japan’s Meteorological Agency’s volcano division said that the volcano Ioyama, a mountain on the southwestern island of Kyushu, had been shaken by small tremors – some lasting as long as seven minutes. Ioyama lies in the volcanically active Kirishima mountain range – roughly 40 miles from the Sendai nuclear plant. “There is…

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