Japan's Sakurajima volcano, located on the island of Kyushu, erupted on Sunday, prompting evacuations in the region, APA reports citing CNN.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the volcano erupted around 8:05 p.m. local time (7:05 a.m. ET). Footage from the agency's surveillance camera showed a cloud of smoke or ash rising from the volcano.
JMA announced a Level 5 alert -- the highest level -- calling for people to evacuate. JMA advised caution to residents in Kagoshima Prefecture and Kagoshima City.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.