In the afternoon of 3/12/2012, Mt. Sakurajima erupted, the explosive eruptions have blown volcanic rocks over the 2.4 area.
According to Kagoshima local meteorological observatory, the crater called Showa kako in Sakurajima had an explosive eruption at 15:07 3/12/2012, they enhanced the evacuating zone to 2.4 km of diameters at 15:35.
Volcanic rock has not been blown to 2.4 km area since March of 2009.
Mt. Sakurajima had explosions 996 times last year, which was the most frequent ever. This year, it has already exploded over 300 times, which is faster than last year.
Mr. Matsuzoe from Kagoshima local meteorological observatory states, if volcanic rock still keeps reaching accommodation space (2.4km area), they would need to raise the alarming level.
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