A volcanic eruption spewed flames into the southern Japanese sky and blanketed a nearby city with ash.
Debris filled the air in Kagoshima City, wreaking havoc with transportation, forcing residents to wear facemasks and prompting extensive cleanup efforts.
The Mount Sakurajima volcano is in a state of near-perpetual eruption, with more than 600 minor explosions this year, the BBC reported. But when it started spewing ash Tuesday at 7:15 p.m., residents knew it wasn’t a trivial flare-up. The eruption sent 18-inch rocks more than a mile through the air
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