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Japan's 'James Bond' Volcano Erupts Again

Jan. 28: Volcanic lightning or a dirty thunderstorm is seen above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, in this photo taken from Kirishima city and released by Minami-Nippon Shimbun.

Jan. 28: Volcanic lightning or a dirty thunderstorm is seen above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, in this photo taken from Kirishima city and released by Minami-Nippon Shimbun.  (Reuters)

A volcano in southern Japan -- which was featured in a James Bond film -- has erupted again, damaging homes in surrounding towns.

After the latest eruption at Shinmoe Peak, the Japan Meteorological Agency has extended the exclusion zone around the crater to 2.4 miles.

Experts fear lava could now spill out of the crater as pressure increases from within the the volcano's lava dome, leading to further blasts.

A 92-year-old woman suffered cuts to her face and hands caused by flying glass from shattered windows.

Over 400 residents in the town of Takaharu, located at the foot of volcano Shinmoe Peak, have been forced to stay overnight at temporary evacuation centers.

Click here for more about the James Bond volcano from Sky News.