Officials in Japan warned that a large amount of ash is expected to fall on the village of Toshima after the outbreak on Suwanosejima Island on Thursday morning
The Japanese volcano Suwanosejima erupted, spewed lava and shot a massive ash cloud into the blue sky.
Officials warned that a large amount of ash is expected to fall on the village of Toshima after the outbreak on Thursday morning.
The volcano erupted shortly after 11 a.m. local time as experts monitored an outbreak of new activity on the remote island.
Located at an altitude of 2,621 feet above sea level, it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, with dozens of eruptions every year.
Despite the activity, it has housed around 50 people for years and has a small airport.
The volcano has been in a state of “almost continuous Strombolian eruption” since 1949 Volcano discovery.
It is located in the Ryuku Islands of Japan and forms the entire spindle-shaped island.
Occasional periods of inactivity have become more common since 1996, added Volcano Discovery.
However, Suwanosejima remains one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Thursday’s outbreak occurred about a month after officials raised the warning level to three.
The warning level was raised after an increase in activity and eruptions.
The village of Toshima, about two miles from Otake and Mitake craters, has been put on alert.
A one-mile exclusion zone had been established around the area.