Saturday, 15 August 2015

Japan raises alert over possible volcano eruption

September 2014, nearly 60 people died when Mount Ontake, located on the Honshu island, erupted.
Residents of the southern Japanese city of Kagoshima have been asked to prepare for a possible evacuation after a recent uptick in seismic activity around the Sakurajima volcano, located off the coast of the city. An eruption might also pose significant risk to operations at Sendai nuclear power plant, which was restarted earlier this week after a hiatus of four and a half years.
“The possibility for a large-scale eruption has become extremely high for Sakurajima,” the Japan Meteorological Agency reportedly said early Saturday, raising its alert to the second-highest level.

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