Japanese Volcano Erupts

Volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. The Japanese news agency Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening for the 500th time this year. The mountain is 1,117 meters (3,686 feet) high and is one of Japan’s most active volcanoes. There was no immediate report of injuries. (AP Photo/Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)
Volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. The Japanese news agency Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening for the 500th time this year. The mountain is 1,117 meters (3,686 feet) high and is one of Japan’s most active volcanoes. There was no immediate report of injuries. (AP Photo/Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)