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Mount Aso volcano rumbles to life in Japan’s south-west

October 08, 5:47 UTC+3 TOKYO
Japanese meteorologists say this is the Mount Aso’s first large eruption since 1980
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TOKYO, October 8. /TASS/. Mount Aso volcano has rumbled to life in Japan, the country’s meteorological authorities said on Saturday.

The volcano located in the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan’s south-west has spewed ash to 11 kilometers up in the air. No injuries have been reported as of now.

Japanese meteorologists say this is the Mount Aso’s first large eruption since 1980. Small eruptions occur now and then, with the last being recorder in April. Japanese meteorological authorities have raised the level of danger to 3 out of 5 and warned local residents against approaching the foot of the 1,592-meter high volcano.

Scientists warn that lava explosion may continue noting that "the condition of the volcano is currently unstable.".

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