Volcano erupts on southwestern Japanese island of Suwanosejima

TOKYO (Reuters) – A volcano has erupted on the remote island of Suwanosejima in southwestern Japan, the government said early Sunday.

No damage has been confirmed due to the eruption, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing a local police station in Kagoshima prefecture.

The government later issued a level 3 volcanic alert – out of 5 – for Suwanosejima, restricting the entrance to dangerous areas surrounding the volcano.

(Reporting by Urvi Dugar in Bengaluru and Kantaro Komiya in Tokyo; Editing by Toby Chopra and Mark Potter)