Mt Asama Erupts, Sending Ash Over Tokyo


I woke up this morning with a fine, white ash on the ground outside. Mount Asama, one of 108 active volcanos in Japan, erupted around 2 AM local time. The 2,568-meter mountain is known to erupt from time to time, so noone will worry too much.

Yet, it is rare that ash flies all the way to Tokyo some 145 km away. TV reports tonight are showing ashes falling in neighboring regions, people cleaning their cars, and people are asked to wear masks in the vicinity.

BBC Video

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