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KAGOSHIMA (Kyodo) Mount Shinmoe roared back to life Friday after a seven-day hiatus, marking its 10th eruption since late January.

Friday’s eruption occurred at 11:36 a.m. with the 1,421-meter volcano spewing columns of smoke up to about 2,500 meters.

The last eruption was observed Feb. 3. The volcano is on the border of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures in the Kirishima range.

The Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory said it measured 244.3 pascals of air pressure disturbance at an observatory point some 3 km southwest of Shinmoe’s crater and observed some large volcanic rocks falling.

During its fourth eruption on the morning of Feb. 1, the observatory reported 458 pascals of air pressure disturbance, which shattered window glasses of houses and buildings.

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