A volcano erupts on an island in southwestern Japan

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 subsequently issued a level 3 of 5 volcanic alert for Suwanosejima, restricting entry to dangerous areas surrounding the volcano.

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