• Kyodo


A small eruption occurred again on Mount Hakone on Wednesday morning and further eruptions could follow, the weather agency warned, a day after it raised its alert level for the volcano in a hot spring resort area southwest of Tokyo.

The Meteorological Agency kept the alert level at 3 on a 5-point scale, which led the town of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture to expand the area subject to an evacuation order to a 1-kilometer radius of the Owakudani district, from the earlier 300-meter radius.

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