According to Kyodo News, Japan issued a warning on Friday after a volcano in the southwestern part of the country erupted and dumped a large rock hundreds of meters away from the crater.
According to Kyodo News, there were no reports of injuries immediately after the eruption of Mt. Ontake in Kagoshima Prefecture.
The Japan Meteorological Agency set the alert level to 3 in 5 levels, and after the eruption around 2 am (Thursday 1700 GMT), 5 triggered evacuation and restricted access to the mountain area.
Officials said there were several first “explosions” in the crater on Thursday, according to Kyodo News.
Authorities warned that large rocks thrown from the volcano could land within a radius of 2 km (1.2 miles).
A similar eruption occurred on Mt. Otake in March, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a Level 3 warning at that time.
Japan, with its many active volcanoes, is located in the so-called Ring of Fire, where most of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are recorded.
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Japan issues a warning after a volcano erupts, causing multiple “explosions”
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