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Volcano eruption shakes eastern Japan

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 26, 2019
Mt. Asama in eastern Japan erupted on Sunday, according to a local media.
Mt. Asama erupted
Asia   Mt. Asama erupted
The eruption occurred at 7:28 p.m. local time (1028GMT), with smoke reaching about 600 meters (1969 feet) above the mountain, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, according to the Kyodo news agency.

Topics: Japan volcano

The weather agency warned that flying rocks and pyroclastic flows may reach a radius of about a two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the crater.

It added that the alert status remained at level 2, meaning approach the crater should be avoided.

The agency said that it would closely monitor the volcanic activity, citing the possibility of an eruption on a similar scale.