Mount Aso volcano erupts in Japan

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Mount Aso volcano erupts in Japan. The volcano shot ash thousands of metres into the air.

Japan’s Mount Aso has erupted. The area is a popular tourist spot. Hikers ran from the area as the volcano began to erupt. A giant column of ash shot into the air.

According to first reports, no one was injured. The eruption occurred in the south-west of Japan. CCTV cameras captured rocks as they flew into the air

The authorities have warned people to stay away from the area. The volcano shot ash around 3,500 metres into the sky. Stones also flew down the side of the volcano which has grassy slopes.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) official Tomoaki Ozaki’s has advised those near the mountain to be cautious. He commented: “caution must be exercised for large flying rocks and flows of pyroclastic materials”.

The JMA place the same warning level on Mount Aso back in 2016. This was the last time Aso erupted. Volcanic activity had been detected in the previous year. It had previously been dormant for a staggering 19 years.

Japan is located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”. Many of the quakes and volcanic eruptions in the world are recorded in this area.

In 2014 Japan saw around 63 people die after one of Japan’s deadliest eruptions in nearly a century. Mount Ontake erupted in a shocking manner.

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