Another volcano erupts in Japan's Kirishima mountain range
Jiji -- Apr 21
Another volcano erupted in the Kirishima mountain range in the Kyushu region, southwestern Japan, on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The eruption occurred at 3:39 p.m. (6:39 a.m. GMT) at Mount Io on Ebino Highland in the range, which straddles the prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima, the agency said.

The volcano erupted for the first time in 250 years.

According to the two prefectures, no damage has been reported so far.

The agency raised its volcanic alert level for the 1,317-meter mountain from Level 2 to Level 3, the third-highest level on the Japanese alert scale of 5. Level 2 urges people not to approach the crater, while Level 3 restricts entry into the volcano.

活発な活動が続いていて、気象庁は警戒を呼び掛けています。 19日午後3時半すぎに発生した霧島連山の硫黄山の噴火は、20日午前6時半ごろに停止しました。火口からはその後も噴気が出ていて、地下のマグマなどの動きを示すとされる火山性微動も観測されています。
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