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The Meteorological Agency on Friday lifted its volcanic activity warning for Mount Hakone after deeming the eruption risk back to normal after a small one disrupted the popular hot spring resort area in July.

Since the number of volcanic earthquakes remains low, the weather agency changed the volcanic alert level to 1 from 2 on the five-notch scale, signaling the situation had returned to normal and calling on people in the vicinity to be “mindful” of the volcano’s potential for activity. The alert level had been as high as 3 earlier in the year.

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