Last Updated: Friday, November 28, 2014

Mount Aso eruption 2014 causes travel chaos in Japan

Mount Aso eruption 2014 has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights across southern Japan.

Mount Aso volcano, located about 625 miles southwest of Tokyo, on Kyushu island, has erupted for the first time in 22 years, Japan Today reported.

According to The Japan Meteorological Agency, Mount Aso has been spewing out lava debris and smoke, shooting plumes of ash at least 1,500 meters into the sky.

Mount Aso eruption 2014 has covered Bungo-Ono, in Oita Prefecture, and the town of Gokase, in Miyazaki Prefecture in thick layers of volcanic ash, Channel News Asia has mentioned.

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have cancelled dozens of flights due to poor visibility in the area.

Mount Aso last eruption was in 1991. Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan.

(Video: Flights disrupted as Mount Aso erupts, spewing ash & lava/CCTV News)

Original post: Natural Disasters List November 28, 2014