VIDEO: Japan’s most active volcano erupted this Wednesday

Japan is one of the countries with the highest seismic and volcanological activity in the world.

Japan is one of the countries with the highest seismic and volcanological activity in the world.

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Mount Aso, the most active volcano in Japan, erupted this Wednesday in the southeast of the nation in the Japanese morning. The volcano expelled a large amount of dust to the surface, forcing the authorities to raise the alert scale in the region to level 3 (out of 5) after the explosion.

According to the Japanese Chief of Staff, Hirokazu Matsuno, the priority of the firefighters and police is to determine if there are any injured, but so far there haven’t been any.

The Japan Meteorological Agency, the smoke column is more than 3,000 meters high and hundreds could carry ash, smoke and small rocks on the leeward side. They also warned citizens and tourists stay away from mount Aso.

The volcano is 1,962 meters high and is one of the most active in Asia and the first in Japan.

Human lives are our priority, and we are working with the Self-Defense Forces, the Police and the Fire Brigades to deal with this situation effectively, ”said Matsuno at a press conference in the afternoon.

Weeks before the eruption, the Japan Meteorological Agency had warned of an increase in seismic activity below the volcano.

The top of the Aso volcano is made up of five peaks: the Neko (the highest), the Taka, Eboshi, Kishima and the Nakadake, which is the one that erupted this Wednesday.

The last time that Mount Aso erupted was in 2019, it expelled a column of smoke of almost 2,000 meters and the authorities raised the alert to level 2. However, the most important eruption recently occurred in 2016 and it expelled volcanic material that exceeded 10,000 meters in height after 36 years without activity.

Japan is one of the countries with the most volcanic activity on the planet, as it is located in the middle of the famous Pacific Ring of Fire, where the largest number of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in the world are concentrated.

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