On Wednesday, a volcano eruption took place in Japan’s Mount Aso. The agency said that the eruption took place at around 11:43 am as per Tokyo time.
Mount Aso is a volcano situated in southern island of kyushu that spewed the ash of 2.17 miles towards the sky. Japan’s Meteorological Agency informed that the ashes were 3,500 metres in the sky.
The Japan Meteorological Agency further said, Mount Aso is a popular tourist destination on the main southern island of Kyushu, spewed plumes of ash 3.5 km (2.2 miles) high when it erupted at about 11:43 a.m. (0243 GMT). It added, the eruption took place at around 11:43 a.m. Tokyo time (0243 GMT).
As such no damage or casualties have been reported at this tourist place.
The agency has asked people to not go around the mountain and an alert is raised in the area. Alert level is 4 on scale of 5. It also warned of large volcanic blocks and pyroclastic flows scattering within a range of approximately 1 kilometre from the mountain’s Nakadake crater.
As per agency, until late afternoon on Wednesday, ash falls from one of the peaks of the 1,592-metre (5,222 feet) mountain in Kumamoto Prefecture will be detected in nearby towns.
63 people were killed in the small eruption that took place in September 2014 on Mount Ontake. It was Japan’s worst volcanic disaster in nearly 90 years.