TOKYO, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Japan's weather agency on Sunday issued an alert for the possible eruption of a volcano in the southwest of the country.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that following an increase in noticeable seismic activity and based on recent eruptions, Mt. Io, which spans both Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, has been issued with a no-entry warning.
The municipal government of Ebino city has declared a no-entry zone around the crater of Mt. Io, which is part of the Kirishima mountains, according to the Kyodo News Agency.
JMA said the alert was issued in light of more than 30 volcanic-related temblors being recorded as of noon Sunday, following increased volcanic activity at the 1,317-meter volcano since last year, in the Kyushu region of Japan.