Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan, erupted early Saturday morning, Japan's Meteorological Agency confirmed. The volcano, which is located on the southern island of Kyushu, spewed ash 11,000 meters (7 miles) into the air.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said the volcano erupted at 1.46 am local time on the peak of 1,592-metre (5,222 feet) mountain in Aso Kuj┼ź National Park in Kumamoto Prefecture. According to the Japanese media, there were no reports of injuries or death from the eruption.

Eruption of Mount Aso in Aso
An aerial view shows the eruption of Mount Aso in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo October 8, 2016.Kyodo/via REUTERS

The agency issued the third-highest alert on a scale of five and warned people against approaching the volcano. They also warned of spewing volcanic ash 30,577 meters (19 miles) northeast of the mountain. Japanese media reported that for the first since January 1980, the volcano, which is said to be the among the largest in the world, erupted at the peak.

Mount Aso, which is one of the most active peaks in Japan, last erupted in September 2015.

Japan sits on the "Ring of Fire," a horseshoe-shaped area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, where a large number of quakes and eruption are recorded. The country is home to more than 100 active volcanoes, which includes one of the largest volcanoes as well.

Check out the eruption photos of the Mount Aso below:

Eruption of Mount Aso in Aso
An aerial view shows an eruption of Mount Aso in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo October 8, 2016.Kyodo/via REUTERS
Eruption of Mount Aso in Aso
An officer of the city government cleans a car covered in volcanic ash which came from the eruptive crater of Mount Aso in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo October 8, 2016.Kyodo/via REUTERS
Eruption of Mount Aso in Aso
An aerial view shows an eruption of Mount Aso in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 14, 2015. Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted on Monday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, blasting a plume of black smoke 2 km (1.2 miles) high, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.REUTERS/Kyodo
Eruption of Mount Aso in Aso
An aerial view shows volcanic ash around the eruptive crater of Mount Aso in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 14, 2015. Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted on Monday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, blasting a plume of black smoke 2 km (1.2 miles) high, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.Kyodo/via REUTERS