Japanese city coated in ash

A volcano erupted in southwestern Japan on Sunday afternoon, blanketing a nearby city with a layer of ash. Kagoshima city residents wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to cover themselves after the Sakurajima volcano erupted.

City officials wearing masks clean the pavement covered by ash Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013 after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. People in the city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the eruption. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
City officials wearing masks clean the pavement covered by ash Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013 after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. People in the city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the eruption. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
City officials wearing masks clean the pavement covered by ash Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013 after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. People in the city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the eruption. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
In this photo released by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory, volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory) CREDIT MANDATORY
In this photo released by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory, volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory) CREDIT MANDATORY
In this photo released by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory, volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory) CREDIT MANDATORY
Volcanic smoke from Mount Sakurajima flow into an urban area in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Volcanic smoke from Mount Sakurajima flow into an urban area in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Volcanic smoke from Mount Sakurajima flow into an urban area in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Kyodo reported that it erupted Sunday evening, marking the 500th eruption this year at the 1,117 meters (3,686 foot) high mountain, which is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. There is no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
A store worker wearing a mask sweeps the pavement covered by ash Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013 after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. People in the city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the eruption. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
A store worker wearing a mask sweeps the pavement covered by ash Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013 after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. People in the city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the eruption. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
A store worker wearing a mask sweeps the pavement covered by ash Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013 after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. People in the city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the eruption. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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