Crews sweep mounds of ash after Volcano erupts in Japan
TOKYO (KGO) -- Cleanup workers are sweeping up mounds of ash in a southwestern Japanese city after a volcano erupted on Sunday.
The volcano sent a plume of smoke into the air over the weekend.
So far, it has erupted 500 times this year and it spread ash over a wide area.
The city was shrouded in an ash cloud causing poor visibility at times.
Residents used masks and umbrellas to protect themselves.
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