On December 12, 2016, the Volcanic Alert Level at Mt. Kirishima (the Ebino Plateau (Mt. Io) area) was raised from Level 1 (activity could increase) to Level 2 (do not approach the crater).
With this increase, access to an area within about a 1km radius of the Mt. Io crater has been restricted.
The below-listed local governments and other institutions around Mt. Kirishima (the Ebino Plateau (Mt. Io) area) are making every effort to provide accurate information. Please refer to the websites below for the latest information.
Japan Meteorological Agency website
Miyazaki Prefecture website
Ebino City website