Volcano Erupts On Kuchinoerabu Island

Volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a volcano has erupted on Kuchinoerabu Island in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima.

The eruption occurred at 9:19 AM Thursday Japan time.

Nuclear Watchdog Eyes Review Of Volcano Guidelines

Nuclear watchdog eyes review of volcano guidelines

In light of a court ruling on Tuesday, Japan's nuclear watchdog will consider reviewing its guidelines for evaluating the risk of volcanic activity to a nuclear power station.

The ruling allowed a reactor at the Ikata plant in Ehime Prefecture to restart. The Hiroshima High Court pointed out that the guidelines were made on the premise that the timing and scale of a catastrophic volcanic eruption can be predicted with a quite high level of accuracy.

Jma: Kuchinoerabu Island Volcano Remains Active

JMA: Kuchinoerabu Island volcano remains active

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning that the volcano on Kuchinoerabu Island in the country's southwest remains active despite a decline in the number of volcanic earthquakes.

Only one volcanic quake had been detected as of 6 PM on Thursday, compared with 37 the day before, when the agency raised the eruption alert to the second highest level of 4.

Kuchinoerabu Island Rocked By Volcano Tremors

Kuchinoerabu island rocked by volcano tremors

Japan Meteorological Agency officials say intense seismic activity continued on Thursday from the Mount Shindake volcano on the island of Kuchinoerabu.

Residents living within 3 kilometers of the crater have been told to prepare to evacuate.

Volcano Alert Continues

Volcano alert continues

Volcanic activity is intensifying on the island of Kuchinoerabu, in southwestern Japan.

At 10:30 AM on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency raised the volcanic alert level from 2 to the second-highest level of 4.

Try A Bite Of Emergency Food At Gunma Volcano Restaurant

Try a bite of emergency food at Gunma volcano restaurantVisitors shouldn’t expect regular food at a restaurant that has opened near Mt. Asama. The items served here are an array of emergency meals that are tastier than many people might think.
The restaurant, called Kazan, is housed within the Asama volcano museum in the village of Tsumagoi, Gunma Prefecture. The museum is run by the neighboring Naganohara town government to convey the history of Mt. Asama’s eruptions and its volcanic mechanism.

Volcano Surveillance Camera Test Starts On Mt. Zao

Volcano surveillance camera test starts on Mt. ZaoThe Meteorological Agency has started testing surveillance cameras on Mount Zao in northern Japan in hopes of monitoring volcanic activity in snowy conditions.
The agency decided to install cameras near active volcanos nationwide after many mountain climbers were killed in the eruption of Mount Ontake in September 2014. But heavy snow interferes with the cameras.

High Alert For People Living Near Volcano

High alert for people living near volcanoPeople living near a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan are on alert as seismic activity increases.
The Meteorological Agency says the number of earthquakes around Mount Sakurajima has surged. It maintains a level-4 alert on its scale of 5. That means residents should be ready to evacuate.

Volcano Apparently Erupts Again On Kuchinoerabu Island: Weather Agency

Volcano apparently erupts again on Kuchinoerabu Island: weather agencyA volcano on Kuchinoerabu Island apparently erupted at 12:17 p.m. June 18, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced.
No one was believed to be on the island at the time as all residents were evacuated following earlier eruptions of the island's 626-meter Mount Shindake in late May, according to the Yakushima Municipal Government.

Kuchinoerabu Island Volcano Remains Active

Kuchinoerabu island volcano remains activeVolcanic activity continues on a southern Japanese island, one week after a powerful eruption.
The Meteorological Agency is warning that more eruptions could occur on the island of Kuchinoerabu in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan.
The agency is keeping the volcanic alert at the highest level of 5.