June 22, 2018 12:13 IST

Japan volcano featured in James Bond movie erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

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Mt. Shinmoe in Japan erupted violently on Friday, spewing ash and smoke into the air. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the volcano's latest eruption was similar in intensity to one that occurred in April, reports Xinhua news agency. Mt. Shinmoe, which straddles both Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, has seen a series of eruptions since October 2017 when it became particularly active. The JMA maintained its alert level at the volcano at 3, on its scale which peaks at 5, which warns of approaching the 1,421-metre high volcano. Mt. Shinmoe is one of 50 active volcanoes in Japan. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property. Credit: (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)
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Volcanic fumes billow from Mt. Shimmoe as it erupts explosively in southwestern Japan on June 22, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Volcanic fumes billow from Mt. Shimmoe as it erupts explosively in southwestern Japan on June 22, 2018. Credit: (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)