Japanese volcanoes seem to be the theme of the year so its perhaps unsurprising that Shinmoedake in Kyūshū is currently erupting (well unsurprising if you think that natural disasters are directly linked to my life, clearly I do). The volcano is in the range Mount Kirishima, the eruption began on the 19th January the alert level has been raised to 3 which means houses have been evacuated and flights have been suspended. Among the affected are Australians travelling to Bali- believe me, there is NO ONE I feel for more. The range is located in Kyushu, the third largest and most south westerly of Japan's islands. More updates as this story and eruption develops.