Japan's Mount Aso erupts, warning issued

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: October 20, 2021 at 13:19 PHT (GMT+8)

Mount Aso located in the central Kyushu region in Japan has erupted on Wednesday at 11:43 am Japan Time. The volcano spewed smoke at 3,500 meters high and pyroclastic flows reached more than one kilometer from its No. 1 Nakadake crater.

Photo by Japan Meteorological Agency camera showing Mt. Aso erupting in Kumamoto Prefecture on Oct. 20, 2021. (via Kyodo News)

Due to the activity, Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued a warning for people who are in the mountain area of the Kumamoto prefecture. All people must seek safety as the pyroclastic flow might reach in areas within 2 kilometers from the foot of the volcano.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno in Tokyo told reporters that no injuries have been reported so far.

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Source: NHK

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