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Japan Volcano Erupts, Rains Stones on Cars

February 26, 1985|United Press International

TOKYO — Sakurajima Volcano in southern Japan erupted for the 51st time this year, spewing forth stones that broke windshields and punctured car roofs for miles around, television news reports said Monday.

As many as 50 car windshields were reported shattered and several roofs punctured Sunday when stones thrown 13,000 feet into the air rained down on southern Kyushu, about 500 miles southwest of Tokyo.

Ash from the eruption also dusted the area, the reports said. No injuries or major damage were reported from the eruption.

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