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Mount Aso Volcano in Japan Erupts After 36 Years
Mount Aso Volcano in Japan Erupts After 36 Years

Mount Aso volcano located in Japan’s southern island of Kyushu witnessed its first eruption in 36 years on Saturday with the 1,562-meter volcano spewing ash up to 11,000 meters into the air. Although no serious damage was caused, adjoining areas were covered in a fine layer of ash.
According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), there is a possibility of a fresh eruption that could spray ash and volcanic gases.

Japan is located within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire and has some 110 active volcanoes, but the last time the volcano registered a violent eruption was in January 1980, shortly before which (in September 1979) another eruption had killed three hikers in the area.