As if an earthquake, tsunami and potential nuclear meltdown weren’t enough… now disaster-ravaged Japan suffers a volcanic eruption
By John Mcdonnell
14th March 2011
Hundreds flee as ash and rock shoots two miles into air
Not yet known if eruption is result of Friday’s earthquake
Explosion shattered windows four miles away
A volcano has erupted in Japan, compounding the problems in the disaster-ravaged country.
Following Friday’s megaquake and resulting tsunami which took the lives of thousands along the east coast, the Shinmoedake volcano in south-western Japan erupted yesterday, sending ash and rock over two miles into the air.
The explosion shattered windows as far as four miles away, adding to the terror the country has suffered over the past few days.