If you are currently in the general vicinity of Japan’s Mount Aso, which is erupting as we speak, yes, it is time to panic. But in a measured way.
In terms of a larger, is this a harbinger of the end times sense, unfortunately not. This does not seem to be the first in a series of volcanic eruptions that will cover the sky with ash, block out the sun, destroy crops for decades, and cripple human progress for centuries.
Kinda a bummer.
But Mount Aso is Japan’s biggest volcano, and its eruption is sending plumes of smoke two kilometers into the sky. So that’s neat.
Aso is a popular hiking spot on the island of Kyushu, in southern Japan, but as of now no casualties have been reported.
Watch it go boom below.