A screengrab from a Japan Meteorological Agency surveillance camera shows an eruption on Mount Asama, on the border of Gunma and Nagano prefectures in central Japan. Photo: AFP

Volcano erupts near Tokyo, prompting warnings of ash and gas

  • Mount Asama has erupted for the first time in four years, sending ash and smoke nearly two kilometres into the sky
  • Authorities warn nearby towns could be hit by small rocks and ash
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A screengrab from a Japan Meteorological Agency surveillance camera shows an eruption on Mount Asama, on the border of Gunma and Nagano prefectures in central Japan. Photo: AFP
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