A Volcano in Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the Sky, and prompting Authorities to ban access to the Peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.

The eruption which continued for a second day prompted Authorities to issue evacuation of nearby mountain lodges and inns following warnings from the Japan Meteorological Agency that Volcanic Rocks could be hurled as far as 2 km.

Mount IO last erupted in 1768 and some Media Report experts as saying the whole Mountain range has entered a phase of increased activity.

Japan has 110 active Volcanoes and Monitors 47 of them around the Clock.