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Japanese Island Evacuated After Volcanic Eruption

Japanese authorities have told the residents of remote southern island Kuchinoerabu to evacuate after a violent eruption rocked the Mount Shindake volcano. The Japan Metrological Agency said that no injuries were reported after the volcano erupted about 10 a.m. Friday local time, sending a dense a black cloud as high as 9,000 meters and a flow of hot gases and rock down the mountainside into the ocean. The island has a population of only around 140 people and their only way out is by...

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