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Mount Sakurajima Erupts

The Japan Meteorological Agency says Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture in the southwestern part of the country erupted at 6:56pm on Friday, Japan Time.

The agency is calling on people who live in the surrounding area to ensure their safety. It has set the eruption alert to level 2, out of 5. There are no reports of damage or injuries at this point.

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