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Threat of powerful eruption at Kuchinoerabu volcano prompts evacuations, Japan
The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for the Kuchinoerabu volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture from 2 to second highest level of 4 at 01:30 UTC (10:30 JST) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This volcano is located on the Kuchinoerabu Island in southwestern Japan, some 1 000 km (620 miles) SW of Tokyo. Its last eruption took place in 2015. The decision to raise the alert was made due to 26 volcanic earthquakes detected within just a few hours. The largest was M1.9 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles) in almost the same location as a similar pre-eruption quake that struck 3 years ago. JMA warned that eruption could be powerful enough to cause serious damage to the island's residential area. Level 4 alert means that elderly and disabled people should be evacuated and everyone else should prepare to evacuate. This is the first such warning for this volcano since May 2015 when a powerful eruption forced …

Mysterious blazing object lights up the night sky sparking fears

This is the moment a mysterious fireball (pictured) snaked its way across the night sky, sparking fears that the earth is being targeted by alien invaders

The strange sighting took place in the town of Ocana in Norte de Santander, Colombia.

Witnesses say the glow faded from view close to the neighboring town of Aguas Claras.

Many residents captured the bizarre phenomenon and several videos have gone viral across social media.

The overwhelming conclusion by onlookers was that the odd mass was an alien spacecraft attempting to land on earth - but doing a quick risk assessment first.

But other eagle-eyed observers pointed out that the bright light could be a flare or another fired object. 

Footage captured by residents in Colombia shows a large ball of light looming overhead for several minutes

A man can be heard in the background shouting in Spanish: 'It's not a star. It's not a plane. It's Superman!'

'It's moving!' exclaims another spectator.

Footage captured by residents in Colombia shows a large ball of light looming overhead for several minutes +4
Slowly, the ominous orange glow fades into the distance and eventually disappears +4
Footage captured by residents in Colombia shows a large ball of light looming overhead for several minutes

The Colombian authorities and residents are still baffled as to what the light was, according to local media.
Slowly, the ominous orange glow fades into the distance and eventually disappears

Some people joked that the vision showed the end of the world was imminent, while others came up with more sensible explanations. 

Facebook user Dixon Florez Castro said: 'The light is from a flare parachute used during military actions.

'They illuminate large areas at night, usually for parachute landings and observational operations. Here it looks more dramatic because the sky is cloudy.' 

It is currently unclear as to whether a flare parachute caused the eerie bright light.  

The strange sighting took place in the town of Ocana in Norte de Santander, Colombia. Witnesses say the glow faded from view close to the neighboring town of Aguas Claras +4
The strange sighting took place in the town of Ocana in Norte de Santander, Colombia. Witnesses say the glow faded from view close to the neighboring town of Aguas Claras













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