Alert raised for island volcano in Japan after earthquakeChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 28, 2019
The alert level for a volcano on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture was raised Monday after a large-scale earthquake was recorded near the crater the previous night, the Meteorological Agency said.
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The mountain saw a series of eruptions with pyroclastic flows last December and January, but the alert level was lowered from 3 to 2 in June when no eruptions had been observed since February.
The agency currently warns of risks of flying rocks and pyroclastic flows within 2 kilometers of the crater.
“There is a possibility that an eruption will occur of a magnitude similar to the one in January, when pyroclastic flows reached a point 1.9 km from the crater,” an agency official told a news conference. ■