A volcano in southwestern Japan continued to erupt for a second consecutive day on Thursday, following an eruption early Wednesday morning, the weather agency here said.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the plume from Mt. Shinmoe, one of the 50 active volcanoes constantly under the agency’s observation, rose around 2,000 meters above the crater on Thursday.

The plume on Wednesday initially rose around 300 meters, the agency said, adding that it had raised its volcanic alert level.