In just a span of three days, three volcanic eruptions had occurred in volcanoes found in the Philippines, Japan, and Mexico.
Rocks were spewed about 300 meters from the crater of Mount Shintake on the Kuhinoerabu Island in the Kagoshima Prefecture. In Mexico, the active Popocatepetl Volcano sent 3 kilometers of smoke with moderate ash in the air.
Japan’s Mount Shintake’s alert level was raised to 3. Because of this, hikers are urged not to climb the mountain as Japanese authorities warned of possible flying rocks and pyroclastic flows in a 2-kilometer radius of the crater.
There are no reports yet that the eruptions are connected. But, all three of the recently erupted volcanoes lie within the Pacific Ring of Fire.