Plume rises 2,000 meters above crater as volcano in Japan erupt — JMA

TOPSHOT - This picture taken on September 11, 2016 shows a molten lava spray after a volcanic eruption from "The Peak of the Furnace" (Le Piton de la Fournaise) in the eastern side of the on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. / AFP / Richard BOUHET (Photo credit should read RICHARD BOUHET/AFP/Getty Images)
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.