Active volcano in Japan blasts rocks and ash for over a mile


The agency warned of falling rock in areas within 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) of the crater. There is still the possibility of flowing lava and ash. And hot gas shoots up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).

Officials at the Prime Minister’s office and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Global Volcanism Program continue to monitor the situation as it develops.


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