Volcano erupts on southwestern Japan islandChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 13, 2020
A volcano on a southwestern Japan island erupted Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with no immediate reports of injuries.
Volcano Mt. Shintake
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No evacuation order was issued. As of the end of last month, 100 people were registered as residents on the 36-square-kilometer island.
The agency maintained the alert level for the volcano at 3 on a scale of 5, which asks climbers to refrain from scaling the mountain, after raising the level from 2 in October following a major earthquake. ■