Reports are that 37 volcanic tremors have been recorded at Mount Io in Kyushu, Japan by mid-Sunday February 27, 2016. Intensified volcanic activity has been going on around the 4,300-foot volcano and has continued going back to last year July, 2015. The projections are by the Japan Meteorological Agency that if Mount Io erupts, it is expected to be a “small eruption.”
Source: New On Japan
Volcanic eruption warning issued for Mt Io in Kyushu
February 28, 2016
The Japan Meteorological Agency warned Sunday of a possible small eruption at Mt Io, which straddles the southwestern prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima, after observing an increase in volcanic earthquakes.
The local government in Ebino city declared a 1-kilometer no-entry zone around the crater of Mt. Io, part of the Kirishima mountains.
Volcanic activity has intensified at the 1,317-meter volcano since last year.