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