Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has started making comprehensive preparations for a possible eruption of Mount Fuji (Fujisan) – the country’s highest and most noted volcano, located 100 km (62 miles) SW of Tokyo. Its last known eruption took place in December 1707 (VEI 5), spewing ash for more than 2 weeks, with a few centimeters accumulating in the city of Edo, present-day Tokyo.
Japan's capital Tokyo could end up paralyzed within just three hours if a major eruption of Mount Fuji– 100 km (62 miles) southwest of the city– were to happen today, as shown in a recent simulation by the government's Central Disaster Management Council….
The last time that Japanese volcano Mount Fuji erupted was back in 1707, known as the Hōei Eruption. The new readings from the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, reveal that the pressure is at 1.6 megapascals and it takes 0.1
A recently finished three-year study from Japan has discovered a new fault line running beneath Mount Fuji, which towers 3 776-meter (12 385 feet) above sea level. Analysis done on the fault line by the University of Tokyo shows the potential for a magnitude 7.0…