May 28, 2023

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Japan: Aso volcano erupts, spewing 3,500-meter-high ash column Video | The world

Aso volcano erupted on Wednesday , As dozens of mountaineers rushed from this tourist spot in the southwest of the country, unleashing a gigantic column of ash 3,500 meters high.

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So far, there have been no injuries from the eruption of the 1,592-meter-high volcano, and its eruption has been recorded on nearby surveillance cameras.

Authorities advised people not to move near the area due to the emission of stones and gases and ash thrown from the volcano.

Authorities, after all, checked to see if there were any trapped climbers, local officials told the Japanese media.

Mount Aso, located in southwestern Japan, erupted on Tuesday, emitting a large column of pyroplastic flows and smoke with no injuries found in the area around the volcano.

The slopes of the volcano were covered with pale ash, which moved in the direction of the nearby museum, with dozens of vehicles and tourist buses in its parking lot, but without reaching it.

Those near the mountain “should be alert due to the flow of large ejected rocks and pyroclastic material,” Tomoki Osaki of Japan Meteorological Agency told a news conference.

“Caution is required even in remote areas as the wind can carry not only ash but also stones”Osaki added that he warned of the dangers of potentially toxic gases.

The last warning of these characteristics of this mountain was in 2016, when it erupted after 19 years of inactivity. It recorded a small eruption on Thursday, Kyoto News reported.

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Japan It is also one of the countries with the highest volcanic activity in the world. It is located in what is known as the “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific, where a significant portion of the world’s earthquakes and eruptions have been recorded.

Mount Aso on Kyushu Island is one of more than a hundred protected volcanoes that still function today, such as Mount Fuji in Japan, about a hundred kilometers from Tokyo.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency has recently warned of increased volcanic activity in the Mount Aso region.

In September 2014, the archipelago experienced the worst eruption in nearly 90 years, with Mount Ontake (center) reactivating unexpectedly, killing more than 60 people.

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