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Volcanic eruption in southwestern Japan

Written by on June 23, 2021

A volcanic eruption has occurred on an island in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the eruption took place on Suwanosejima at around 0:04 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officials said the explosive eruption hurled large rocks a distance of nearly 1 kilometer from the Otake crater.

The agency raised its volcanic alert level from 2 to 3 on its five-tier scale. They are warning about the possibility of large rocks falling on areas within about 2 kilometers of the crater.

Suwanosejima has experienced occasional volcanic activities. Its alert level was raised to 3 in December 2020, and in March this year, after eruptions sent large rocks about 1 kilometer from the crater.

 午前0時4分ごろ、鹿児島県トカラ列島にある諏訪之瀬島の御岳で爆発的噴火が発生しました。 – ANNnewsCH

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