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'Underwater volcano' erupts near Japanese island

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Coast Guard footage shows a massive plume of water rising out of the sea on Wednesday, near the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.

The eruption of spray and smoke is thought to have been caused by an underwater volcanic eruption.

Pictures Courtesy Japan Coastguard/Tokyo TV

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