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- AP (March
The weather agency in Tokyo says a volcano in southern Japan
is spewing ash and rock again as the country struggles with the aftermath of a
catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in the north.
The Meteorological Agency issued a warning Sunday saying that Shinmoedake
volcano resumed activity after a couple of quiet weeks.
The mountain is on Kyushu island, 950 miles (1,500 kilometers) from the
epicenter of Friday�s magnitude 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami, which
devastated much of the country�s northeastern coast.
It was unclear if the eruptions were linked to quake. Japan lies on the �Ring of
Fire� -- an arc of seismically active zones where earthquake and volcanic
eruptions are common. �