The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) will start an “eruption alert” system for 47 active volcanoes nationwide starting Aug 4.
The agency said that alerts for eruptions of the volcanoes will be sent out via TV and mobile phones, Fuji TV reported Thursday. Within a few minutes after a major eruption is confirmed, the name of the volcano and time of the eruption will be transmitted to anyone who signs up for the notification service on the JMS site.
The system was set up after the sudden eruption of Mt. Ontake last September. Currently, 47 active volcanoes are constantly being monitored.© Japan Today