BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Although volcano eruptions are considered very rare these days, it would see, that, from time to time, one this sleeping giant decide to awaken and wreak some havoc, all to the delight and the disdain of the public. The Sakurajima volcano put on an impressive display of firework on Friday evening.
The impressive event took place on Friday evening, around 7 pm. Although it is not as spectacular as the 2013 eruption, the sleeping Nippon giant managed to put on quite a show for the public. And this time, there were no casualties involved.
After the sleeping giant awakened, Japan’s Meteorological Agency emitted a nation-wide alert. Moreover, the scientists working for the agency took additional precautions by banning entry to the area. As of now, the Nippon authorities created a no-go zone around the area of the crater, which has a 2-kilometer radius.
According to Japan’s Meteorological Agency, Sakurajima is one of the most active volcanoes on the island of Japan. The sleeping giant awakened before in 2013 and it managed to enchant the public with its monstrous display of firework.
A Japanese public broadcaster transmitted several footages of the roaring giant spitting incandescent lava on its slippery slopes. Moreover, it would seem that when the volcano erupted, smoke rose above 2 kilometers into the air. We can also see in the footage that in the moment of eruption, there were bursts of lightning surrounding the summit of the volcano.
Also, Sakurajima, apart from spitting tons of molten rocks, managed to enchant the public with its dazzling colors, ranging from a bright orange, to pitch black. According to the authorities, no injuries were reported at the moment of eruption.
And the scientists working for the meteorological institute said that the impact of the volcano’s eruption is no reason for concern. However, out of a sense of precaution, the team continues to monitor the activity around the volcano.
The Sakurajima volcano put on an impressive display of fireworks on Friday evening and it would seem that no casualties were reported so far. According to some reports on volcanic activity, it would seem that the most dramatic event involving an erupting volcano took place in 2014. After Mount Ontake erupted in the central part of Japan, approximately 57 were killed and many were taken to the hospital with first and second-degree burns.
The volcano’s eruption was spectacular indeed, but according to the scientists monitor the volcanic activity in the area, Sakurajima’s 2016 performance was overshadowed by the 2013 display, when the ashes rose approximately 4 kilometers into the air.