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Japan: Evacuation warning as Sakurajima Volcano near nuclear reactor ready to erupt

Sakurajima erupting, as seen from Higashikorimoto, Japan, on 18 August 2013(Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)

Image: Sakurajima erupting, as seen from Higashikorimoto, Japan, on 18 August 2013(Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)

ibtimes.co.uk - August 16th, 2015

People living near Sakurajima Volcano, 31 miles from Sendai nuclear plant, have been told to evacuate the area after a government alert was raised to the second highest level. More than 800 tremors have been detected from the volcano, according to the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory.

Around 77 residents were advised to evacuate the area, and 24 had done so by 3.50pm (local time) on 15 August, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said in a statement.

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