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A volcano in Hokkaido erupted early Tuesday, spewing a small amount of ash into the air, the Meteorological Agency said.
Mount Meakandake on Hokkaido erupted about 6:28 a.m., the weather agency said in a news release.
A column of white smoke up to 400 meters high was observed moving toward the southeast.
A South Pacific volcano remained volatile, with observers reporting a significant rise in the water level of its crater lake - a phenomenon that occurred shortly before its last major eruption in 1964.
The crater on the remote Raoul Island exploded on Friday, probably burying a New Zealand conservation worker, who has been missing since, under five metres of mud and ash.
BULUSAN volcano emits a continuous jet of steam after belching ash high into the sky overnight, but scientists say there is no imminent danger of a violent eruption.
Mount Bulusan spewed 1.5-kilometer-high ash columns into the sky at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. No one was reported hurt.
Jaime Sincioco, in charge of monitoring volcanoes at the government institute, said the activity was followed by three more separate phreatic explosions -- ash puffs caused by magma coming into contact with water.
ARUSHA, Tanzania (AP) -- A volcano in northern Tanzania known to locals as "the mountain of God" has erupted, forcing about 3,000 people to flee clouds of ash, a conservation official said Tuesday.
"Luckily there are no injuries or deaths," he told AP Tuesday, adding that both eruptions took place at night.
Mt. Veniaminof on the Alaska Peninsula began to emit ash in the morning. The weather service issued an ashfall advisory for areas to the east of the volcano including the community of Chignik.
The Lascar volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the central Andes, located 1,600 km (994 miles) north of Santiago, begins erupting on Tuesday morning with a column of smoke and ashes rising some 3,000 meters (1,864 miles) above the crater floor April 18, 2006. more images
Ubinas, which had been inactive for almost 40 years, has been spitting out ash, smoke and toxic gases for most of the month, alarming thousands of people living in nearby rural areas, killing livestock and polluting water sources.
The government recommended evacuation early in the week, but it was not until Friday that dozens of people began reluctantly to leave farming towns in the area covered in a thick carpet of ash.
Recent observations: The volcano rim and crater are intermittently visible from Johnston Ridge despite the deck of clouds enveloping most of western Washington this morning. Eruptive behavior remains unchanged, and the extruding new dome continues its steady westward march at a rate of about one meter per day. Very small earthquakes continue to occur roughly once each several minutes.
Rock Slab Growing at Mount St. Helens
If the skies are clear as forecast, volcano watchers who turn out for the reopening of the Johnston Ridge Observatory on Friday will get a spectacular view of a hulking slab of rock that's rapidly growing in Mount St. Helens' crater.
It's jutting up from one of seven lobes of fresh volcanic rock that have been pushing their way through the surface of the crater since October 2004.
The fin-shaped mass is about 300 feet tall and growing 4 feet to 5 feet a day, though it occasionally loses height from rockfalls off its tip, said Dan Dzurisin, a geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey.