Major volcanic eruption on Japanese island
A spectacular volcano eruption today on a small island in southern Japan. Rocks and black clouds of ash were spewed nine kilometres into the sky. Mount Shindake first erupted on Monday, but it was only today that residents of the remote island were told to leave the area. about 140 people live on the island. One person was reported to have suffered minor burns from falling debris. Shindake also erupted in August last year for the first time since 1980.  ...