Largest active volcano in Japan erupts after twin quakes, media report
Japanese media are reporting the eruption of Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan located on Kyushu island where twin earthquakes killed at least 29 people, buried houses and set off landslides.
That’s the first eruption in a month.
Smoke is rising about 100 meters (328 feet) in the air, but no damage has been reported.
It’s not immediately clear if there’s a link the seismic activity and the eruption.
Aso is 1,592 meters (5,223 feet) high and consists of five peaks. It’s about 1 ½ hour drive from Kumamoto Prefecture, the epicenter of the quakes.
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