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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has said that an 8.5 magnitude earthquake that struck off Japan's Bonin Islands poses no threat of a tsunami because it is located "too deep inside the earth".
An 8.5 magnitude earthquake has struck 194km off Japan's Bonin Islands, buildings were shaken in Tokyo according to Reuters witnesses.
Spectacular footage has been captured of a volcano erupting on a remote Japanese island.
Mount Shindake, on Kuchinoerabujima, erupted suddenly at around 10am local time (1am GMT), blasting plumes of black smoke 9km into the sky, forcing evacuations and flight diversions.
A pyroclastic flow of super-heated gas and rock flowed down the side of Mount Shindake and reached the ocean after the mountain's "explosive" eruption, but officials said there was no danger to human life.
"There was a huge bang and black smoke rose up immediately," Nobuaki Hayashi told NHK television, adding that the island's 140 residents were gathering to await evacuation. No one has been hurt.
Just before noon a Coast Guard ship headed for the island to evacuate residents. The closest neighbouring island is Yakushima, roughly one hour to the east.
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A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off the main Japanese island of Honshu, according to the US Geological Survey.
The epicentre was around 20.5 miles (33km) deep and 78m (125km) southeast of Morioka, Japan, it said.
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Kazuyoshi Miura extended his record as the oldest goalscorer in Japan by netting at the age of 48.
The former Japan international netted at header in Yokohama FC’s 3-2 loss to Jay Bothroyd's Jubilo Iwata
It was Miura's first goal in over a year and he rightly celebrated with his infamous 'Kazu dance'.
“I managed to get a good jump on the ball,” he said after the match. “It was a good header.”