Mar 13, 2012
Sakurajima, Japan (CBS) -- Sakurajima continued its second day of violent eruptions on Tuesday, spewing hot rocks and ash, but there was no major damage in the vicinity, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
The agency said Monday's powerful eruption was the most forceful since 2009.
The volcano is located in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima.
The Meteorological Agency added that the volcano has been erupting steadily for the last two years, but the eruption on Monday turned violent, throwing 50-centimetre (1 foot 6 inches) rocks nearly 1.2 miles away, the furthest since 2009.
In response, the Meteorological agency extended the eruption warning to residents living further away from the mouth of the volcano.
The volcano has already had over 300 eruptions this year.
Sakurajima volcano, one of Japan's more active volcanoes, resumed activity in 1955 and has been active ever since.
Sakurajima volcano in Japan's southern Kagoshima prefecture erupts violently in what officials say is the most powerful since 2009, though there has been no damage so far.
From February 19, 2012:
February 19, 2012
JAPAN — Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan erupted Sunday with a few violent burps of gas and lava. Massive bursts of light shined through the ash cloud as the eruption took place.
Lava continues to run down the side of the volcano as onlookers watched from nearby raised freeway systems.
Here is a look from stationary cameras in the region: