Level 4 alert for risk of eruption of Sakurajima Mountain in Japan

On August 15, the Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning to Level 4 for volcanic activity at Sakurajima Mountain in Kyushu, Kagoshima Prefecture. There is an extremely high risk of a large-scale eruption, and residents have been warned to be ready to evacuate if necessary.

Advice For Travellers

Mt. Sakurajima is a popular tourist destination. Travellers should follow the advice of local authorities as to proximity to the volcano. The volcano is 31 miles from a nuclear plant in Sendai.