Contest #177 answer: Shinmoedake volcano, Kyushu, Japan

Once a moviestar, now a devastating outburst of lava: mount Shinmoedake in the Kirishima volcano region, Japan.

The Shinmoedake volcano played a role in the 1967 James Bond movie ‘You Only Live Twice‘ as a rocket base.

It erupted heavily on 28 January this year, with a severe outburst on February 1st, which shattered the windows of the houses up to 5 miles away.

Those who beat SPECTRE

  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • Bill Close
  • eli
  • steve willis
  • richard
  • Megatro
  • Linda G
  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson


  • Andy M, USA
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Sarah G
  • blacbronco
  • steven simmons
  • eli’s sidekick
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • David Kozina

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