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Sakurajima Volcano Erupts; Foot-Wide Rocks Land Mile Away (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/13/2012 1:33 pm Updated: 03/13/2012 3:41 pm

Mt. Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, has erupted several times in the past 48 hours, sending 18 inch-wide rocks flying over a mile away.

Residents from the southwestern town of Kagoshima were warned about dangerous debris, however, no injures have been reported.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the eruption on Monday, shown in the video above, was the largest since 2009.

Check out the slideshow below for some photos of volcanoes shot from space:


Filed by Caroline Weller  |