Japan's 'James Bond' volcano erupts; prompts evacuation (Photos)
In the early hours of Thursday morning, the Shinmoedake peak, one of Mount Kirishima's many calderas, erupted, covering a large area with ash and rock. Mount Kirishima had a starring role in the James Bond film "You Only Live Twice." The volcano hid the secret base of the villain Ernst Blofeld.
Authorities raised alert levels in the area and called for all residents within a few miles of the volcano to be evacuated.
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