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2009-02-02 12:10:00

Japan's Mount Asama volcano erupted early Monday sending plumes of smoke more than one mile into the air and spreading ash over parts of Tokyo. So far, officials have reported no injuries related to the eruption that occurred just 90 miles northwest of the capital city. Ash was detected over a wide area, including central Tokyo and as far as eastern Chiba.The volcano previously erupted in August 2008. No major damage was reported during that blast either. Many residents were puzzled about the...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'