Japan’s Mount Asama volcano erupts, residents warned to stay awayChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2019
Mount Asma is sending a column of smoke and fire up to the sky as the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued warnings to the public to maintain a safe distance from the volcano.
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A level three warning was issued following the eruption, which took place at approximately 10:08pm local time, indicating moderate risk (on a scale of five) of pyroclastic flows and scorching hot cinders in a 4km radius.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries to the local population near the volcano, though further small-scale seismic events are expected to occur in the near future, so residents have been warned to stay alert.
The prime minister’s office established a security cordon around the perimeter of the volcano as a precaution and entry is strictly prohibited. ■