Eruption of Japan’s Mt. Fuji volcano could force the evacuation of more than half a million

January 30, 2013JAPAN – An eruption of Mount Fuji could force some 567,000 people to evacuate their homes, according to a new estimate. The projection is part of an evacuation plan crafted by the Shizuoka Prefectural Government that also says more than 130,000 people, comprising some 50,000 households, would have to relocate if lava were to reach residential districts in the city of Fuji, which lies just south of the 3,776-meter mountain. Depending on the number and locations of vents, evacuation from wider areas could be needed. The plan is based on a hazard map prepared by the central government based on Fuji’s last eruption, in 1707. Under the evacuation plan, 10 zones have been designated at the foot of the mountain based on the expected direction of lava flows. The plan specifies evacuation zones in four grades. The Yamanashi Prefectural Government is preparing a similar evacuation plan. Plans will be finalized at a consultation forum involving Shizuoka, Yamanashi and Kanagawa prefectures and the central government. Joint evacuation drills in the three prefectures will also be conducted. –Japan Times
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5 Responses to Eruption of Japan’s Mt. Fuji volcano could force the evacuation of more than half a million

  1. there was a guy who prophesised that this thing woul dblow back when it was a dead volcanoe. he saw a newspaper clipping i think it was 1-2 million killed. Japan is in trouble


  2. Beauty says:

    So has this happened? Or is this just more speculation of what “may happen” ?


  3. Wiseguy says:

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