September 19, 2015

Japan’s Largest Volcano Erupts After Ruble-Yen Swap Announcement - Sept 19, 2015

Japan’s largest volcano Mt. Aso erupts, forces evacuation of tourists
After Japan’s announcement of a plan to engage in Rubble-Yen swaps on September 9th, effectively bypassing US sanctions against Russia, its largest volcano erupted in what could be interpreted as a way of warning Japan not to severe ties with the Cabalists and engage with Russia yet.

Mount Aso, Japan’s largest active volcano, erupted on Monday, sending plumes of smoke 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) into the air and prompting tourist evacuations, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.

Dramatic footage of the massive eruption was streamed live, with volcanic ash visibly filling a large area.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but local authorities have pushed up the danger level to three out of five.

The 1,592-meter (5,222-feet) Mount Aso is located on Japan’s southernmost main island, Kyushu, and is considered a popular hiking destination for tourists. It is also the second largest mountain in Japan and is one of the biggest calderas in the world, encompassing an area 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) north to south and 18 kilometers (11.2 miles) east to west.

Officials said that around 30 people were parked near the peak when the volcano erupted, but that they had been safely evacuated.

There had been no indication that an eruption was coming, according to meteorologists.
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