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Volcano Erupts in Japan

Residents of Kagoshima, Japan, were forced to don masks, raincoats, and umbrellas to avoid the ash raining down from an eruption at Sakurajima volcano. There were no reported injuries, but a smoke plume billowed 3 miles into the air, and lava seeped about half a mile away from the volcano's fissure Sakuramjima. The explosion took place roughly 6 miles from the city. Though this isn't an unusual occurence, the Japan Meteorological Agency doesn't expect a larger eruption at this point.