• Kyodo, Staff Report

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Mount Asama, historically one of Japan’s most active volcanos, burst into life Tuesday morning for the first time in about six years, with the Meteorological Agency reporting a “very small-scale” eruption while also warning people nearby about falling rocks from further eruptions.

“There are no signs that activity may intensify,” the agency announced, maintaining the alert at level 2. A 2km exclusion zone has been in place around the crater, which sits on the border of Nagano and Gunma prefectures, since Thursday.

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