Japan raises volcano alert for Mount Hakone

| Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:32
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Tokyo: Japanese authorities on Tuesday raised the volcano alert at Mount Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture from level two to level three, indicating a possible eruption.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued an evacuation advisory in the area within a one km radius of the Hakone area, Xinhua reported.

The higher alert restricts people from entering the area.

Mount Hakone last erupted 2,900 years ago.

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