Volcanic eruption occurs on Satsuma-Iojima island
NHK -- Nov 03
Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued an eruption notice for Satsuma-Iojima Island in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima.

The agency says a volcanic eruption occurred on the island at around 5:35 p.m. on Saturday.

It has raised the volcanic alert level for the island from one to two on a scale of five, and is urging people within around one kilometer of the crater to exercise caution against falling volcanic rocks.

The agency also warns that people, including climbers, entering volcanic areas need to take appropriate protective action.

2日、鹿児島県の薩摩硫黄島で6年ぶりに噴火があり、気象庁は噴火警戒レベルを「火口周辺規制」の2に引き上げました。  午後、鹿児島県三島村にある薩摩硫黄島の硫黄岳で噴火が発生し、噴煙が火口から1000メートル以上に上がりました。噴火は2013年6月以来で噴石や空振は観測されませんでした。三島村によりますと、島には115人が暮らしていますが、被害などは確認されていません。  硫黄島地区長・徳田保さん:「煙がいつもよりちょっと黒っぽいかなというような感じがしましたね」  気象庁は噴火警戒レベルを2に引き上げ、噴石や火山ガスに注意するよう呼び掛けています。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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