The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the warning level for Mt. Aso to three as of October 20. The volcano erupted at 11: 43 on Wednesday, sending volcanic smoke to 3,500 meters in the sky. The agency warns of the risk of large rocks and pyroclastic flows within a radius of about two kilometers around the Nakadake crater. People are required to stay out of those areas. The level 3 warning is in effect for Aso City, Takamori Town, and Minamiaso Village. No injuries and damaged houses had been reported In these areas as of noon on October 20. Source: NHK / Mainichi / Asahi
Disclaimer: Fukuoka Now posts summaries of Kyushu area news for those who cannot read Japanese. These are mostly summaries of publicly posted news from the Japanese media. Errors might occur during translation, those are ours. Images are sourced separately and are for illustrative purposes only. Use this form to send feedback. Please share links to this page, it helps us.
English language Fukuoka & Kyushu local news summaries are posted here every day.
Or sign up for our free weekly newsletter with all the top stories in one convenient email.
More Kyushu news on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook