Mt. Hakone Erupts Southwest Of Tokyo, Alert Level Raised

KANAGAWA, JAPAN - JUN. 30: The weather agency raised its alert level for Mt. Hakone on Tuesday following an eruption earlier in the day at the volcano located in a hot spring resort area southwest of Tokyo. The agency said ash deposits at the volcano in Kanagawa Prefecture indicated a small-scale eruption occurred between Monday evening and Tuesday. Mt. Hakone, about 80 kilometers from Tokyo, last erupted between the late 12th century and 13th century, according to experts. The eruption follows volcanic activity in the area, which began intensifying in late April but showed signs of subsiding recently. A notable increase in volcanic tremors since Monday prompted the Japan Meteorological Agency and a local research institute to send an investigative team to the mountain Tuesday morning. The town of Hakone called on around 30 residents living in a 1-kilometer radius of the Owakudani district to evacuate, expanding the evacuation area from 300 meters. The alert level was raised from 2 to 3 on a 5-point scale as the agency warned large volcanic cinders could fall in areas located around 700 meters from where experts believe a new crater has been created.


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