Japan warns tourists after Mount Aso eruption (Video)

Mount Aso Eruption News 2015 -- Japan warned tourists Monday, after the popular Mount Aso spewed huge column of smoke and ash into the air.

Mount Aso Eruption Photo

The said warning is the third alert issued by Japan authorities. Because of the eruption, several domestic flights were cancelled, Tokyo media reported.

"We suddenly saw an unusually massive plume rising in the air.. The black and grey column at one point appeared to be weakening, but it's growing bigger again," Aso official Kimihiko Jo told AFP.

Mount Aso Eruption 2015 Footage as featured on NHK:


As of the latest updates, about 30 tourists and local workers near the volcano have already been evacuated.

Moreover, according to an official statement, a four-kilometre (2.5-kilometre) no-go zone around the crater has been set up.


Troops, police and firefighters were also deployed to check for possible damages and casualties, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

Mount Aso, which stands approximately 1,591 meters (5,220 ft) is situated on the southwestern main island of Kyushu. It is a mountainous island where numerous hot springs can also be found.

Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan.

Source: Japan’s Meteorological Agency, AFP, Yahoo!, The Guardian

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