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The Mt. Shinmoe volcano in southwestern Japan erupted explosively Tuesday, spewing ash and smoke up to 2,300 meters in the air, disrupting aviation in the area but causing no reported injuries, according to local authorities. It was the first time in about seven years that the 1,421-meter-high volcano straddling Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures on the […]

A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, spewing ash and small rocks into the air and leaving seven people unconscious, eight seriously injured and more than 250 stranded on the mountain, officials and media said. A thick, rolling, grey cloud of ash rose into the sky above 3,067-meter Mount Ontake close to where TV […]