Eruption warning issued for volcano in Japan

Tokyo, Feb 28 (IANS) 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 municipal government of Ebino city has declared a no-entry zone around the crater of Mt Io, which is part of the Kirishima mountainsy.

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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