"Japan Raises Warning Level on Volcano Not Far From Nuclear Plant"

"Japan warned on Saturday that a volcano 50 km (31 miles) from a just-restarted nuclear reactor is showing signs of increased activity, and said nearby residents should prepare to evacuate.

Sakurajima, a mountain on the southern island of Kyushu, is one of Japan's most active volcanoes and erupts almost constantly. But a larger than usual eruption could be in the offing, an official at the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

"There is the danger that stones could rain down on areas near the mountain's base, so we are warning residents of those areas to be ready to evacuate if needed," the official added."

Elaine Lies reports for Reuters August 15, 2015.


"Japan Nuclear Utility Says No Special Precautions Over Volcano" (Reuters)

Source: Reuters, 08/17/2015