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Mt. Shinmoe Volcanic Alert Level has lowered from 2 to 1.

12.20 [FRI]

About volcanic alert levels

About volcanic alert levels

Volcanic alert levels range from Level 1 to 5 and define the extent of the hazard in case of eruption, disaster prevention response, etc.
For each level, the local town and weather bureau have established the steps that residents, tourists and hikers around the volcano must take to prevent disaster.

  • LEVEL 5
    Evacuate
    Volcanic alert Must evacuate from hazardous residential area
  • LEVEL 4
    Prepare to evacuate
    Volcanic alert Must prepare to evacuate from hazardous residential area
  • LEVEL 3
    No entry to mountain
    Entry to area near vent prohibited Prohibition on entry to mountain, restricted entry to hazardous areas on mountain, etc.
  • LEVEL 2
    Hazard near vent
    Entry to area near vent prohibited Entry to area near vent prohibited
  • LEVEL 1
    Normal
    Eruption alert Entry to area near vent prohibited
Level Forecasts and alerts Alert to hikers and climbers on the mountain
LEVEL 5
Evacuate
Volcanic alert Must evacuate from hazardous residential area
LEVEL 4
Prepare to evacuate
Must prepare to evacuate from hazardous residential area
LEVEL 3
No entry to mountain
Hazard near vent Prohibition on entry to mountain, restricted entry to hazardous areas on mountain, etc.
LEVEL 2
Hazard near vent
Entry to area near vent prohibited
LEVEL 1
Normal
Eruption alert Entry to vent depends on conditions
  • ※ Excerpt from "Mt. Kirishima (Mt. Shinmoe) volcanic alert levels"
  • ※ The no-go zone varies according to volcanic alert level
Volcanic activity update
Mt. Shinmoe
LEVEL 1

11:00 JST, 20 December 2019

Near-crater Warning (Level 1, Potential for increased activity) issued for Mt. Shinmoe.
Volcanic Alert Level lowered from 2 to 1.

Japan Meteorological Agency
https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/press/1912/20b/kirishimayama191220.html?724

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