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Japan's Meteorological Agency Volcanology Division Director Sadayuki Kitagawa speaks during a news conference on the eruption of Mount Aso, at the agency head office in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Japan's biggest active volcano erupted. Everyone is pretty much fine.



Mount Aso, Japan's largest active volcano, erupted Saturday morning and sent an ash cloud nearly 7 miles into the sky, the Japan Meteorological Agency reports.

Four nearby municipalities suffered brief power outages. Some flights were delayed, but air travel was otherwise unaffected. 

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that no one was injured.

WATCH| Raw video shows the eruption of the volcano and nearby areas gathering ash from the eruption. 

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In this image taken from a surveillance camera observed from Kusasenri and released by Japan Meteorological Agency, a column of black smoke rises from Mount Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Mount Aso, a volcano on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, has erupted, sending huge plumes of black and then white smoke 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air. (Japan Meteorological Agency via AP) CREDIT MANDATORY

Mount Aso is in south Japan and experienced an eruption with pyroclastic flow in September last year. Three tourists were killed on Mount Aso during a 1979 eruption.

A government official told a reporter from The Japan Times that the volcano was unstable and in danger of erupting again. 

The Associated Press Contributed to this report. 

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