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Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts

Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted early on Saturday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, spewing volcanic ash 11,000 meters into the sky.
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Mount Aso, a volcano located on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, erupts sending huge plumes of grey ash and smoke into the sky.
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A small eruption at Mount Aso on the 15th May, 2011, has produced a 500 meter ash cloud.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert status to Level 2 (Do not approach the crater) for the Volcano.



Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. It stands in Aso Kuj National Park in Kumamoto Prefecture, on the island of Kysh. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Aso has one of the largest caldera in the world (25 km north-south and 18 km east-west).
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