Japan's Mount Aso Erupts, Blackening Sky, Disrupting Flights

September 14, 2015 3:10 AM

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Japan's Mount Aso Erupts, Blackening Sky, Disrupting Flights

Mount Aso, one of Japan's most active volcano sites, erupted Monday, sending a plume of thick black smoke and ash more than a mile into the air and disrupting flights, authorities said.

About 100 tourists and other visitors were in the vicinity of Aso, a popular hiking destination, at the time of the eruption, but they were quickly whisked away to safety, Japan's NHK news agency reported.

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