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Kusatsu-Shirane, a volcano in Japan, erupted on Tuesday spewing debris onto a nearby ski resort and triggering an avalanche.
At least 12 people were injured by the falling debris including eight soldiers that were performing ski training, according to the Associated Press.
Another soldier was killed by injuries suffered during the eruption. Several of the injuries to other soldiers are serious and include broken bones.
Prior to the eruption, only the crater of the volcano had been off limits due to minimal levels of volcanic activity.
The blast of rock and ash from the volcano left the otherwise white mountain side a dark gray or black.
Town officials say that all people on the mountain at the time of the eruption have now been accounted for including about 80 who were briefly trapped at a gondola station at the top of the ski slopes, according to the AP.
Kusatsu-Shirane last erupted in 1983. An eruption of Mount Ontake in 2014 killed 60 people.
The eruption occurred less than 24 hours after a major storm brought 23 cm (9 inches) of snow to Tokyo, the most recorded in the city in nearly 4 years.
Snow and gusty winds will continue the next several days across western and northern Japan.
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A new tropical threat in the western Pacific Ocean will heighten the risk for flooding across the Ryukyu Islands and parts of eastern China over the next several days.
An area of downpours with a history of flash flooding will shift eastward to end this week then settle southward this weekend over the central United States.
Flooding will continue to be a significant concern along the west coast of India from southern Maharashtra through Kerala into this weekend.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the ongoing toxic red tide bloom. The algae bloom is largely responsible for the deaths of tons of marine life on the state’s west coast.
In recent days, winds have been lifting and carrying smoke particles all the way across the country and landing in places like New York City.
After a hot summer for much of western Europe and parts of the British Isles, warmth will keep on rolling into autumn.
The slow-moving tropical storm will bring a high risk for flooding and mudslides to parts of China and Vietnam into this weekend.