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Japan Government Raises Alert Level for Erupting Mount Aso to 2+


“KUMAMOTO, Japan, May 16 (AP) – (Kyodo)—The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the volcanic activity-related alert level Monday for Mt. Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture from 1 to 2, prompting local authorities to ban entry to areas within 1 kilometer of the crater of Mt. Naka, one of five peaks in the active volcano’s central cone group.

Volcanic rocks could be launched from Mt. Naka to within the off-limit areas.

The move came after the belch of a small amount of volcanic ash and a small eruption were observed at the mountain on Friday and Sunday, respectively. On Monday, a small eruption and some 500-meter high volcanic smoke were observed at around 10 a.m.”  Source.

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