The eruption took place in the Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano, and for the first time since 2020, a column of ash and smoke rose to a height of 5 kilometers, and rocks and lava scattered to a distance of 1.3 kilometers. The eruption was characterized by an explosive nature.

Residents have been warned of possible ash fallout both in the immediate vicinity of the volcano and in remote areas due to wind.

Meteorologists noted that the third level of danger on a five-point scale was declared in the area of the volcano. In addition, they warned of the possibility of continued volcanic activity.

Sakurajima is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan and is located on a peninsula in the bay near the large city of Kagoshima.