Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights

In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, volcanic smoke billows from Mount Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. The volcano is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. The Japan Meteorological Agency said Friday, Nov. 28 that Mount Aso had spewed out lava debris and smoke, shooting plumes of ash a kilometer (3,280 feet) into the sky. The observatory does not expect the eruption to increase in scale. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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Hawaii Lava Flow: Molten Rock Now Within Yards of Pahoa Homes

Hawaii Lava Flow Threatens Town

This image, taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, shows just how close the lava flow has gotten to the town of Pahoa. (USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory)

Looters Reportedly Hit Evacuated Houses

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Image of Asia: Volcanic lightning on display

In this late Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo made with a slow shutter speed, lightning caused by volcanic materials containing electric charges that collide into each other is seen as Mount Sinabung erupts in Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has sporadically erupted since 2010 after being dormant for 400 years. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

(SOURCE)  In this photo made with a slow shutter speed by Binsar Bakkara, volcanic lightning is seen from Jeraya village, about 7 kilometers from erupting Mount Sinabung in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano released hot clouds six times Tuesday. The volcano’s alert status remains at the third-highest level, advising residents to stand ready to flee if conditions worsen. More than 3,200 people are staying in 16 temporary shelters due to Sinabung’s recent eruptions.

At least 31 people feared dead after Japan volcano erupts

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and firefighters carry an injured person near a crater of Mt. Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures in this September 28, 2014 photo taken and released by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and firefighters carry an injured person near a crater of Mt. Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures in this September 28, 2014 photo taken and released by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Papua New Guinea’s Mount Tavurvur volcano erupts back to life

The eruption billowed smoke and lava far into the sky.

Photo: The eruption billowed smoke and lava far into the sky. (Audience submitted: Gregory Wong)

A major volcanic eruption in Rabaul on Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain Island has left the local community concerned for their safety, as residents flee and businesses close.

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