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  • The eruption of the Kuchinoerabujima, Volcano in Japan, seen from a neighboring island May 29, 2015.

    The eruption of the Kuchinoerabujima, Volcano in Japan, seen from a neighboring island May 29, 2015. | Photo: Reuters

Published 28 May 2015

The sudden eruption took place on the small southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu-jima. 

A volcano erupted on the small southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu-jima, in the southwest prefecture of Kagoshima province Thursday.

The island is about 100 miles south of Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear plant on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu.

The eruption has forced authorities to raise the alert to the highest level and to call for evacuations in the immediate area.

Although there were no reports of injuries or damage, the authorities are considering evacuation of some 130 residents of the small island, NHK national television reports.

 

 

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