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Sakurajima Volcano has dramatically erupted just 30 miles (50km) from the Sendai Nuclear Station

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A volcano in southern Japan has dramatically erupted today just 30 miles (50km) from the Sendai nuclear station, sparking fears of a potential disaster. Sakurajima is one of the most famous of Japan's volcanoes, standing at 1,117-metre (3,665-foot) high and located in a scenic bay on the southern island of Kyushu. Although there have been no reports of any fatalities, fiery hot lava has been flowing down the volcano's slopes and smoke rising skyward. The Japan Meteorological Agency said on its website that Sakurajima in southern Kagoshima prefecture erupted at 6:56 pm (0956 GMT). The closest nuclear reactors, sitting some 50 kilometres from the mountain, remains in operation but concerns remain activists that the volcano could pose a serious safety risk.