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Volcanic Warnings

Sakurajima Volcanic Warning (Near the crater)
19:13 JST, 05 February 2016

Near-crater Warning (Level 3, Do not approach the volcano) issued for Sakurajima.
Volcanic Alert Level upgraded from 2 to 3.

Refrain from entering the danger zone in the following local municipalities.
Kagoshima:Kagoshima-shi

** (Reference : Description of Volcanic Alert Levels) **
Level 5 (Evacuate) : Evacuate from the danger zone.
Level 4 (Prepare to evacuate) : Prepare to evacuate from alert areas. Have disabled people evacuate.
Level 3 (Do not approach the volcano) : Refrain from entering the danger zone. (Target areas are determined in line with current volcanic activity.)
Level 2 (Do not approach the crater) : Refrain from approaching the crater.
Level 1 (Potential for increased activity)