Mt. Ioyama in southwestern Japan erupts again
NHK -- Apr 27
Mount Ioyama in southwestern Japan has erupted again a week after its first eruption in 250 years.

The volcano is part of the Kirishima Mountain Range, which straddles the prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima.

The Meteorological Agency says a minor eruption occurred around 6:15 PM on Thursday. It sent smoke more than 200 meters high from a new crater where escaping gas had been observed.

The agency says the crater is about 500 meters west of where the first eruption occurred last Thursday.

It also says no scattering of large volcanic rocks has been reported and no change in ground elevation on the mountain has been observed.

The agency is keeping its volcanic alert level at 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, and urging people to stay away from the mountain.

It is also warning of possible falling rocks and pyroclastic flows within 2 kilometers of the crater.

鹿児島と宮崎にまたがる霧島連山の硫黄山周辺で噴火が起きました。 気象庁によりますと、噴煙の量は極めて少量だということです。硫黄山周辺では19日に250年ぶりに噴火して、警戒が呼び掛けられていました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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