Just last year, Mount Ontake in central Japan erupted unexpectedly, killing 63, the country’s worst volcanic disaster for nearly 90 years.
Japan lies on the “Ring of Fire” – a horseshoe-shaped band of fault lines and volcanoes around the edges of the Pacific Ocean – and is home to more than 100 active volcanoes. h/t Reuters
In May, a remote island south of Kyushu was evacuated due to another eruption.
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