Japan: Mount Ace Explosion – Alarm level raised

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Explosions take place on Mount Aso, volcano on the large island of Kyushu in Japan, as the Japanese Meteorological Service informed, clarifying that volcanic ash was erected at an altitude of 3,500 meters. The eruption in one of the largest volcanoes in the world, occurred around 11:43 (local time; 05:43 Greek time), according to the service. No injuries or damage were reported at the popular destination, according to Reuters.

The Japanese Meteorological Service raised the alert level to level three (five in total), advising citizens not to approach the mountain. He warned that there could be rocks and pyroclastic flows within a radius of 1 km from Nakadake Crater.

The live image shows people running to get their cars, which were under the volcano.

In 2019 the previous explosion

The fall of volcanic ash from Mount Aso, which reaches 1,592 meters, in Kumamoto prefecture, is expected to continue until at least the afternoon, the service noted. In 2019, there was also a small, volcanic eruption on Mount Aso.

In September 2014, a volcanic eruption on Mount Odake claimed the lives of 63 people. It was the deadliest tragedy due to a volcanic eruption in Japan.

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