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Mount Aso, Japan’s Largest Active Volcano, Suddenly Erupts

Geological experts had already predicted the eruption of Japan’s largest active volcano, Mount Aso, earlier. However, nobody knew that the great Mount Aso would break its silence in such a sudden manner. The volcanic mountain erupted recently in Kumamoto shooting smoke and ash to a height of 2000m in the air. According to the locals, nobody has suffered any injuries because of the sudden eruption of Mount Aso.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency released a surveillance footage that showed the mountain oozing black smoke along with ash up in the air. 5,222 feet high Mount Aso isn’t just an active volcanic peak in Japan but is an extremely popular hiking spot as well. At the time of eruption, a few people were present at the parking lot near Mount Aso, however, they were evacuated safely as a result of which they didn’t sustain any injuries.

The sudden eruption of Mount Aso also led Japan Airlines to cancel many of its flights that came to and from Kumamoto. The same volcano erupted last year as well when it spewed ash and rocks up to 1,500m in the air. At that time, a little more than 30 flights were forcedly cancelled so as to prevent any accidents.

This is not the first time when an active volcano has suddenly erupted. Last year, Japan’s Mount Ontake unexpectedly erupted and killed 63 people and turned out to be the worst volcanic disaster in 90 years. Japan currently has more than 100 active volcanoes which are present on the outskirts of the country near the Pacific Ocean.

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