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Danger zone around Japanese volcano expands

The volcano in Japan roared to life on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 with its first major eruption in 52 years.

January 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The danger zone around an erupting volcano in Japan is expanding.

Another 1,000 people were urged to find safety as the volcano on the southern island of Kyushu continues to spew smoke and ash.

Hundreds of people are staying in evacuation shelters.

Scientists said a dome of lava is growing inside the volcano, but it is uncertain whether the lava will actually flow down its sides.

The volcano roared to life on Thursday with its first major eruption in 52 years.