Volcanic Eruption Coats Japanese City With Ash

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano has erupted in southwestern Japan and coated a nearby city with a layer of ash.

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    Residents in a southern Japanese city were busy washing ash off the streets Monday after a nearby volcano spewed a record-high smoke plume into the sky. Ash wafted as high as 5 kilometers (3 miles) above the Sakurajima volcano in the southern city of ...
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  • Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash
    Sakurajima erupts often, and the Japan Meteorological Agency maintains a warning against people going near the volcano. It is about 6 miles from Kagoshima city in Kagoshima prefecture. Kyodo cited JMA as saying there are no signs of a larger eruption at ...
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  • Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash
    TOKYO (AP) -- Residents in a southern Japanese city were busy washing ash ... volcanic rocks rolled down the mountainside. Though the eruption was more massive than usual, residents of the city of about 600,000 are used to hearing from their 1,117-meter ...
    08/19/2013 - 8:04 am | View Link
  • Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash
    TOKYO (AP) — Residents in a southern Japanese city were busy washing ... there are no signs of a larger eruption but similar activity may continue. It was maintaining an earlier warning that people not venture near the volcano itself.
    08/19/2013 - 6:10 am | View Link
  • Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash
    People in Kagoshima city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon. Drivers turned on their headlights, and local media described the ash like driving through snow at ...
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