5/22/2014 — Large Mushroom Cloud off Japanese Kume Island near Okinawa

May 21st 2014:

Japanese language report showing a large mushroom cloud which appeared near Kume Island , part of the volcanic Ryukyu Trench / Island chain extending South of Japan towards Taiwan.


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(Japanese translation from Okinawa Times) : Around 10:30 am explosion sound is heard from the direction of the north from the Kume-cho, black smoke went up the 21st


More on the Ryukyu volcanic chain here:

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ryukyu.html

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Here it is in the Okinawa Times:

http://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/article.php?id=70285


Tweets from Japan coming out with the newscast:

https://twitter.com/HayakawaYukio/status/469218822545625088/photo/1

quote (translated):

“If it is the explosion of the submarine volcano, then the water depth would be shallower than 30 meters.”

“もし海底火山の爆発なら、水深は30メートルより浅いだろう。 ”


Translated Okinawa times article:

“Shake explosion black smoke rising ground in northern Kume Island
23:49 21 May 2014

Around 10:30 am explosion sound is heard from the direction of the north from the Kume -cho , black smoke went up the 21st = ( reader offer )

Around 10:30 am explosion sound is heard from the direction of the north from the Kume -cho , black smoke went up the 21st = ( reader offer )

Around 10:30 am ] [ Kume the 21st , there was a 110th report ” black smoke is seen off the coast of northern Kume Island , there was a sound of explosion ,” the man from the town of Kume .

According to ( 19) , explosion of ” Dawn ” is heard twice , to the sea to the north of the city , saw the ” big black smoke ,” If you turn around men who have witnessed from the mountain road construction site of Uegusuku the same town north. Then rolling over the ground a few seconds , sounds like the engine sound of fighter that Go~tsu that , I heard .

Man said, ” I’ve heard that the explosion like that there is no ” he said. The 28 km north of the town , there is a field morphism Torishima bombing of the U.S. military . Town hall is said, ” Can not say for sure where the explosion , it is believed to be a bombing field morphism Torishima ” he said.

Okinawa Defense Bureau has been described as ” responded the U.S. military , not to conduct special training .”

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