Mount Aso volcano: Stunning photos capture eruption in Japan

KUSASENRI, Japan — Japan’s Mount Aso volcano erupted Wednesday, sending plumes of smoke and ash into the sky over parts of the island of Kyushu, according to The Associated Press. Officials are warning residents and tourists to avoid the area as they gather more information about the incident.

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Social media users, organizations and news outlets are sharing photos of the eruption with the hashtags #Aso and #MtAso. Here are some of those images:

1. @narimatsu_yuma, Instagram

2. @neoloux2, Instagram

3. @gqwedding_official, Instagram

4. @njnj0129, Instagram

5. @asobi_nasse, Instagram

6. @kunisaan, Instagram

7. @tikara_zukeyama, Instagram

8. @kumiko.m_935, Instagram

The Associated Press contributed to this report.