Last Updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fear of volcanic eruption looms over Japan's Mount Zaosan

The Japan Meteorological Agency fears of Mount Zaosan volcanic eruption following several volcanic activities observed recently.

An alert for a possible eruption of Mount Zaosan was issued on April 13. The climbers are urged not to enter a 1.2-kilometer area from the crater area due to the possibility of large rocks being ejected in an eruption, The Asahi Shimbun reported.

Since the start of this month, around 184 tremors have been recorded at the Mount Zaosan, the report mentioned quoting  the agency's Sendai Regional Headquarters.

The epicenter of most of the volcanic tremors is believed to be located near Okama, a crater lake.

Mount Zaosan is a complex volcano on the border between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan.