Asia&Pacific

Watch Japanese volcano blast plumes of ash

17:48, 20 October 2021
Watch Japanese volcano blast plumes of ash Photo: vkontakte

A volcano in Japan erupted forcing nearby residents to flee amid fears that its activity will increase.


Japanese officials warned that there is a threat that rocks and boulders will fall and there is still a chance that the volcano will erupt again with not just ash but also lava.

The eruption occurred on Mount Aso which is located in the Japanese island of Kyushu.

The threat of the volcano was raised to 3 with the maximum alert level being 5.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries and even the hiking group that was in the area returned to safety harmlessly. 

Ash falls are expected in the nearby towns and villages, according to weather forecasts. 

The same volcano had a minor eruption in 2019.

Japan usually experiences natural disasters as it is constantly affected by floods, volcano eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Japan’s worst volcano eruption occurred in September of 2014 when at least 63 people were killed.