Eruption of Mt. Shinmoe, Kyushu, Japan

 
Mt. Shinmoe (Shinmoe-dake) erupted yesterday. It’s in Kirishima-Yaku National Park on Kyushu, Japan’s southern main island, which I visited earlier this month researching for Lonely Planet – no sign of danger then. There have been no reported injuries, but planes and trains are not running, the noise has been fearsome, and the visuals are a reminder that there’s something bigger than us out there.  

Here’s video from ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/video/japans-mount-shinmoe-erupts-12777075

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