Eruption warning issued for volcano in Japan

| Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 15:51
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Mt. Io has had seven known eruptions | Photo: IANS

Tokyo: Japan's weather agency on Sunday issued an alert for the possible eruption of a volcano in the southwest of the country.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that following an increase in noticeable seismic activity and based on recent eruptions, a no-entry warning has been issued in both Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, which Mt Io spans, Xinhua reported.
The volcano has had seven known eruptions, with the l;ast one having been in December 1935-October 1936.
The municipal government of Ebino city has declared a no-entry zone around the crater of Mt Io, which is part of the Kirishima mountainsy.
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The JMA said the alert was issued in the light of more than 30 volcanic-related temblors being recorded as of noon Sunday, following increased volcanic activity at the 1,317-metre volcano since 2015, in the Kyushu region of Japan.

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