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A man holds a handful of volcanic ashes that fell on a property in Rangipo near the base of Mt Tongariro, New Zealand after an eruption Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. The volcano in New Zealand's central North Island has erupted for the first time in more than a century, sending out an ash cloud that is causing road closures and the cancellation of some domestic flights. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Alan Gibson) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT

New Zealand volcano erupts after 100 years

A volcano

quiet for more than a century erupted in a New Zealand national park,

spreading thick ash for several miles and causing some

residents to evacuate their homes. Some domestic flights were cancelled Aug. 7.