Smoke and Ash Rise From Japan’s James Bond Volcano as Eruptions Continue

By Jane Gray, Epoch Times
March 12, 2018 8:43 am Last Updated: March 12, 2018 8:43 am

Mount Shinmoedake, which was featured in the 1967 James Bond film “You Only Live Twice”, spewed smoke and ash on Saturday, March 10, as a series of eruptions that began on March 6 continued.

The Japan Meteorological Agency extended the caution zone surrounding the mountain from three to four kilometers on Saturday, and warned that windows might be broken due to shaking caused by the eruptions.

The volcano, located on Japan’s Kyushu island, billowed smoke up to 4,500 m (15,000 ft) in the air, according to the BBC.

A resident known as “yoshimid” on Instagram shared a clip of the eruption, shown above, with the caption, “I can even hear Mount Shinmoedake erupting”.

Japan has 110 active volcanoes and monitors 47 of them around the clock, according to Reuters.

Credit: Yoshimid via Storyful