Long exposure picture showing a cloud of ash and smoke spewed from the Popocatepetl Volcano taken from the Izta-Popo National park, in the Mexican central state of Puebla, on January 31, 2016. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT
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A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted Friday, shooting ash nearly 2 km into the night sky along with fountains of lava, but there were no immediate report of damage and operations at the power station were not affected.The Sendai nuclear power staion, run by Kyushu Electric Power and located on the same island, resumed operations last year after being shut down, along with all of Japan's nuclear plants, after a 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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