Aso is the name of today’s erupting volcano in Japan, as well as an apt description of those AS O, A-hole, murderous maniacs, who are keeping the nuclear industry going in Japan, which is so prone to earthquakes and with so many active volcanos that watching them would be a full-time job.
Any updates will be found at the above two links.
“Mount Aso (阿蘇山 Aso-san?) is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Aso
See: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/official-volcano-evacuation-warning-near-re-opened-nuclear-reactors-in-japan-volcanic-ashfall-could-lead-to-meltdown-spent-fuel-pool-collapse/ Also do search for volcano on this blog to learn more than you wanted to know about the stupid, murderous, combo of volcanos and nuclear in Japan.
“Japanese volcano Mount Aso on island of Kyushu erupts Volcano sends mile-high plume of ash and smoke into the air as power company says the recently restarted Sendai nuclear plant would be unaffected” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/14/japanese-volcano-mount-aso-on-island-of-kyushu-erupts
IF ASO DOESN’T GET SENDAI NPS, A CLOSER VOLCANO MAY… AND, IN FACT, THE ATOMIC A-HOLES DON’T KNOW WHAT ASO WILL OR WON’T DO. NO ONE KNOWS FOR CERTAIN.
Indeed, the BBC has figured it out!
“Japanese volcano Mount Aso erupts unexpectedly” 14 September 2015 Last updated at 04:42 BST http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34241863
Unexpectedly means that it wasn’t expected and they do not know what these things will do.
The Japan weather service has noted that:
“We found that the smoke rose not only vertically but also horizontally. The eruption could have pyroclastic flows. Sadayuki Kitagawa / Japanese Meteorological Agency” cited at http://www3.nhk.or. jp/nhkworld/english/news/japanindepth/20150914.html
Unlike the Nuclear utilities the Airlines are Prudent
“Today September 14, JAL Group flights to/from Kumamoto Airport are experiencing irregular operations due to the volcanic eruptions at Mt Aso.
Tomorrow September 15, flights to/from Kumamoto Airport are operating as usual, at the moment.
Our flight operations are subject to the volcanic eruptions at Mt Aso.” http://www.jal. co.jp/cms/other/en/weather_info_dom.html
And, while you can ground flights, you can not quickly or easily shut down nuclear reactors!
Last November: “Japan’s Mount Aso erupts for first time in 22 years, disrupting flights Eruption not expected to increase in scale” Nov 28, 2014 8:14 AM ET http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/japan-s-mount-aso-erupts-for-first-time-in-22-years-disrupting-flights-1.2853329
“Aso has one of the largest calderas in the world (25 km north-south and 18 km east-west). The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km (75 mi), although sources vary on the exact distance….
The central cone group of Aso consists of five peaks: Mt. Neko, Mt. Taka, Mt. Naka (also called Nakadake or Naka-Dake), Mt. Eboshi, and Mt. Kishima. The highest point is the summit of Mt. Taka, at 1592 m above sea level. The crater of Mt. Naka, the west side of which is accessible by road, contains an active volcano which continuously emits smoke and has occasional eruptions. Only the northernmost crater (the first crater) has been active for the last 70 years—1974, 1979, 1984–1985, 1989–1991, 2009, and 2011.
The present Aso caldera formed as a result of four huge caldera eruptions occurring over a range of 90,000–300,000 years ago. The caldera, one of the largest in the world, contains the city of Aso as well as Aso Takamori-cho and South Aso-mura. The somma enclosing the caldera extends about 18 km east to west and about 25 km north to south. Viewpoints from the somma overlooking the caldera are perched upon lava formed before the volcanic activity which created the present caldera. Ejecta from the huge caldera eruption 90,800 years ago covers more than 600 km³ and roughly equals the volume of Mt. Fuji; it is presumed that the pyroclastic flow plateau covered half of Kyūshū…
The eruption which formed the present somma occurred approximately 300,000 years ago.
Four large-scale eruptions (Aso 1 – 4) occurred during a period extending from 300,000 to 90,000 years ago. As large amounts of pyroclastic flow and volcanic ash were emitted from the volcanic chamber, a huge depression (caldera) was formed as the chamber collapsed. The fourth eruption (Aso 4) was the largest, with volcanic ash covering the entire Kyūshū region and even extending to Yamaguchi Prefecture“. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Aso