February 1, 2011
A dome of lava grows larger Monday inside the crater of Mount Shinmoedake in the Kirishimna range on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu. The volcano erupted Tuesday with its biggest explosion yet.
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A revived volcano in southern Japan erupted Tuesday with its biggest explosion yet, shooting out a huge plume of gas, boulders and ash and breaking windows 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.