Japan volcano causes damage

Shinmoe peak erupts in southern Japan causing damages to buildings, one person injured.

By REUTERS VIDEO
February 1, 2011 14:37

Hot ash and rocks explode 2,000 meters into the air as Shinmoe (shEEn-moh-eh) peak continues to rumble in southern Japan.


The peak is located in the Kirishima (kee-ree-SHEE-ma) mountain range on the island of Kyushu (Q-shoe).

Residents in several towns have been affected... the erruption blew out glass windows in homes and schools.

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Towns downwind of the volcano have been covered in a layer of ash and soot.

Others living inside the 4-km danger zone have been evacuated to emergency shelters.


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