Alert level raised for Zaozan volcano in Japan, its last eruption was in 1940

 Zaozan volcano shakes

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for Zaozan volcano in northern Honshu from 1 to 2 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, following a number of volcanic tremors and a slight inflation of ground in one area. Mount Zao is a popular tourist resort area famed for its ‘snow monsters’ created by water vapor freezing on trees in winter. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1940.

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