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Japanese volcano erupts, flights diverted

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Mount Sakurajima volcano in Japan has spewed a 5,000-metre-high column of ash as it erupted for the first time in three years, The TeCake reports.

There has been no major damage or casualties from the eruption. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a level 3 alert. The volcano is located about 50 km from the Sendai nuclear plant. The ash in the air has prompted flights to change routes.

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