Japan raises volcano alert for Mount Hakone

Tokyo, June 30 (IANS) 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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