Sakurajima volcano in Japan
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Volcano erupts in southern Japan

25 July 2012 Last updated at 19:36 BST

The Sakurajima volcano in Japan's southern Kagoshima region has erupted spewing volcanic ash onto Kagoshima City.

It erupted on Tuesday evening, the ash covered roads, caused delays to trains and forced the closure of roads in the city local media said.

Rebecca Donovan explains

Footage courtesy of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism