Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shinmoedake Volcano Erupts

Earthquakes, aftershocks, tsunami, nuclear meltdowns, and now add volcanic eruption to the list of horrors visited upon Japan this week.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that volcano Shinmoedake is now erupting again. Shinmoedake is on Japan's Kyushu island, which is about 950 miles from the epicenter of Friday's 8.9 earthquake.

Although the volcano has been relatively active in recent years, today's volcanic explosion is the worst in 52 years. According to the report, The volcano blast was loud enough to be heard for miles and the impact broke windows up to 4 miles away.