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WATCH: Massive Stratovolcano Erupts in Japan


The biggest volcanic eruption in Japan since 1914 happened this past weekend. Kyodo News reports that Sakurajima in southwestern Japan had an explosive eruption on Saturday and Sunday. One rock from the volcano flew 2.5 kilometers(a little over 1.5 miles) from the crater. On Monday, a smaller eruption occurred at 6:30 a.m., with the plumes rising 2200 meters. This led to the two nearby towns being evacuated, but luckily no deaths or injuries have been reported so far. The Japan Meteorological Agency rated the volcano alert as a five, which is the highest score possible.

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Image/Video Credits: Kyodo News, Altera Mundial, CBS News

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