Warning of rocks being hurled 2km as Japanese volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan has begun erupting for the first time in 250 years.

It has started spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air.

A warning has been issued to locals not to approach Io Yama, there are concerns about large rocks being thrown from the volcano over a two-mile radius.

According to the Straits Times, Japan's Meteorological Agency has warned that volcanic rocks could be hurled as far as 2km.

More in this Section

Man becomes 11th person jailed for Grenfell Tower fraud

Mike Pompeo says US will wait for inquiry before acting on missing journalist

US downgrades its Jerusalem mission to Palestinians

Husband and wife swingers dubbed the 'Fred and Rose West of Barry' jailed for sexually abusing girls

Breaking Stories

David Beckham admits marriage is ‘hard work’: Is it normal for long-term relationships to be tough?

On World Menopause Day: 5 myths you really need to stop believing

Photography awards capture life at its wildest

This is how to stay healthy as a new parent – according to The Body Coach

More From The Irish Examiner