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May 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
A volcano in southwestern Japan continued to spew out lava and hot gases Sunday, injuring a mountain worker and forcing the evacuation of 1,560 residents, police said. Lava flowed to within about 550 yards of a residential area in a town at the foot of the 4,485-foot Mt. Unzendake in Nagasaki prefecture, a police official said. Huge clouds of steam and smoke billowed over the volcano, which erupted Nov. 17 for the first time in 198 years and then again Feb. 12.
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March 13, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
The Japanese weather agency has reported that a volcano in southern Japan began spewing ash and rock even as the country struggled to recover Sunday from the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a warning Sunday that the Shinmoedake volcano resumed activity after lying dormant for a couple of weeks. The volcano is on Kyushu island, about 950 miles from the epicenter of Friday's magnitude 9.0 earthquake, which devastated much of the country's northeastern coast.
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June 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Investigators Thursday identified the charred remains of an American researcher and two French volcano experts recovered from a Japanese mountain that erupted in an avalanche of hot rocks and ash. Troops recovered one additional body Thursday, bringing to 27 the number found since 4,452-foot Mt. Unzen erupted Monday. Another six people have died in hospitals of burns. At least five people are missing.
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September 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Japanese authorities today ordered the evacuation of all remaining residents on an island south of Tokyo after experts warned that its volcano appeared poised for another major eruption. Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara gave the order to about 1,500 people left on Miyakejima Island, which is about 115 miles south of the Japanese capital. Tokyo has administrative control over the island. Officials said the evacuation will begin in a few days. Mt.
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June 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A volcano belched searing gases, ash and hot rocks onto a small community in southwestern Japan on Monday, killing as many as 12 people and setting dozens of homes ablaze. About three dozen people were unaccounted for, including 16 journalists as well as policemen, firefighters and researchers who had been monitoring the volcanic flow. Among the missing researchers was Harry Glicken, 33, formerly of UC Santa Barbara, who narrowly escaped death in the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mt. St.
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June 25, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day Japan's Mt. Unzen claimed his life, 33-year-old scientist Harry Glicken was chasing an obsession. It began when he was a teen-ager growing up in Los Angeles, sustained him through college and led him to the crests of some of the world's most enchanting and deadly mountains, including Washington state's Mt. St. Helens, where he narrowly escaped death. "Harry wanted to study volcanoes," his sister said. "If there was an epitaph, I guess that would be it."
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June 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of people began to return to their homes on Miyakejima island as an evacuation order was partially lifted after experts said the chances of a volcanic eruption were fading. However, the evacuation order was maintained in western and southwestern areas of the Pacific island as mild earthquakes continued. Mayor Naoyuki Hirose announced the lifting of the order for the island's southeastern district of Tsubota after approval by Tokyo Gov.
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June 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
With windows rattling each time the Earth rumbled, weary Japanese evacuees lay jammed on the wooden floor of a community hall here Tuesday as a volcano threatened to erupt. More than 2,500 people on Miyakejima were evacuated Monday to the northern part of the island after intensifying earthquakes signaled that magma was moving toward the Earth's surface. Seismologists said underwater eruptions had apparently begun and warned that the activity could cause damage if it moved inland.
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April 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
A volcano on Japan's northernmost main island, Hokkaido, erupted twice today, a day after it roared to life, sending a spectacular plume of molten rock and ash billowing two miles above the crater and rolling down the snow-quilted slopes. Mt. Usu ejected smoke and brightened the sky before dawn, and erupted again a few hours later. Experts said the blasts appeared to be less powerful than Friday's.
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September 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Japanese authorities today ordered the evacuation of all remaining residents on an island south of Tokyo after experts warned that its volcano appeared poised for another major eruption. Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara gave the order to about 1,500 people left on Miyakejima Island, which is about 115 miles south of the Japanese capital. Tokyo has administrative control over the island. Officials said the evacuation will begin in a few days. Mt.
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August 19, 2000 | Associated Press
A newly reawakened volcano erupted Friday on a small island near Tokyo, spewing a massive column of gray-black ash five miles into the air. More than 2,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes. It was the largest eruption from 2,686-foot Mount Oyama, which dominates the resort island of Miyake, since the volcano ended a 17-year slumber and began stirring last month.
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June 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of people began to return to their homes on Miyakejima island as an evacuation order was partially lifted after experts said the chances of a volcanic eruption were fading. However, the evacuation order was maintained in western and southwestern areas of the Pacific island as mild earthquakes continued. Mayor Naoyuki Hirose announced the lifting of the order for the island's southeastern district of Tsubota after approval by Tokyo Gov.
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June 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The danger of a volcano erupting appeared to be fading after days of earthquakes rattled the Japanese island of Miyakejima south of Tokyo. Seismologists in Tokyo said the temblors still rattling the island are moving out to sea and that there is little chance of Mt. Oyama erupting. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes Monday after intensifying earthquakes signaled a possible eruption.
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June 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
With windows rattling each time the Earth rumbled, weary Japanese evacuees lay jammed on the wooden floor of a community hall here Tuesday as a volcano threatened to erupt. More than 2,500 people on Miyakejima were evacuated Monday to the northern part of the island after intensifying earthquakes signaled that magma was moving toward the Earth's surface. Seismologists said underwater eruptions had apparently begun and warned that the activity could cause damage if it moved inland.
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April 11, 2000 | Associated Press
After experts ruled that a major eruption was unlikely, 215 people who had been evacuated from villages near a volcano in northern Japan checked on their homes and farms Monday. Scientists believe that the volcanic activity on Mt. Usu on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido has stabilized, with water and magma mixing underground and causing steam to flow from numerous craters, Meteorological Agency official Akimichi Takagi said.
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April 7, 2000 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Mt. Usu continues to huff and puff and the ground around it reshapes itself like so much Play-doh, thousands of evacuated residents face the specter of being unable to return to their homes and jobs for weeks, even months, as they wait for the mighty volcano to calm down. It all adds up to a one-two punch for Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.
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December 25, 1988
Northern Japan's newly active volcano erupted again, forcing about 250 residents and tourists to evacuate nearby ski areas and hot springs resorts, police said. No casualties or damage were reported in the latest eruption of Mt. Tokachi, about 560 miles north of Tokyo on the island of Hokkaido. The volcano erupted last Monday for the first time in 26 years.
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March 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Seismic activity increased today at a snow-capped volcano in northern Japan as authorities warned that an eruption could occur at any time. On Wednesday, a magnitude 4.2 quake--the most intense of the nearly 3,000 tremors recorded in the area over the last three days--jolted 2,416-foot Mt. Usu.
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April 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
A volcano on Japan's northernmost main island, Hokkaido, erupted twice today, a day after it roared to life, sending a spectacular plume of molten rock and ash billowing two miles above the crater and rolling down the snow-quilted slopes. Mt. Usu ejected smoke and brightened the sky before dawn, and erupted again a few hours later. Experts said the blasts appeared to be less powerful than Friday's.
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March 31, 2000 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a spectacular volcanic eruption that sent gray and white plumes of smoke at least 1.7 miles high, Mt. Usu in southwestern Hokkaido began spewing rock, gas and ashes at 1:11 p.m. today, its eighth major eruption since 1663. A small lava flow was reported to be creeping southward toward the Pacific Ocean, and fine ash fell at least six miles away. But there were no immediate reports of injury. Mt. Usu has killed at least 68 people in recorded history.
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