Japan volcano erupts, several injured, aircraft diverted , AsiaOne Asia News

September 27, 2014 8:10 AM

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Japan volcano erupts, several injured, aircraft diverted , AsiaOne Asia News

TOKYO - A volcano in central Japan erupted on Saturday injuring at least eight people and forced aircraft to divert flying routes to void the billowing ash cloud.

The Meteorological Agency said Mt. Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures, erupted at around 11:53 a.m. (0253 GMT), sending smoke down the mountain's south slope for more than three kms (1.9 miles).

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