Can it get any worse!?! I think these guys have been through enough!
CONTINUED: Volcano erupts in disaster-ravaged Japan - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Updated 8 hours 18 minutes ago
Authorities have maintained a volcano warning at a level of three out of five, restricting access to the entire mountain. (File photo) (Reuters: Minami-Nippon Shimbun)
A volcano in south-western Japan has erupted after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres into the air, a local official said.
It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked northern areas on Friday, unleashing a fierce tsunami and sparking fears that more than 10,000 may have been killed.