Expert warns Japan has entered ‘era of great quakes and eruptions’ – volcanoes stirring across Japan

Fuji Volcano
May 2015JAPAN Mt. Fuji is located only about 25 kilometers from Mt. Hakone. While Mt. Fuji is also an active volcano, will the increased volcanic activity of Mt. Hakone have any effects on Mt. Fuji? “The magma chambers located beneath Mt. Hakone and Mt. Fuji are not connected, so there is no effect on Mt. Fuji,” said Toshitsugu Fujii, who chairs the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Coordinating Committee for Prediction of Volcanic Eruptions. The agency has not observed any signs of impending eruption in Mt. Fuji and therefore has not raised the eruption alert level for the mountain. However, since the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in March 2011, volcanoes in the country have shown signs of increased activity. Currently, a Level 2 eruption alert, which restricts access around the volcanic vent, is in effect for 10 volcanoes, while a Level 3 alert, which restricts approach to the volcano, has been issued for three volcanoes.
Meanwhile, on Sakurajima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, there have been 505 explosive eruptions this year, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, a number already exceeding last year’s. In light of the situation, Fujii said, “Japan might have entered an era of great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions” because, in the past, there have been large-scale volcanic eruptions before or after major earthquakes around the world. For example, a massive magnitude-9.1 earthquake occurred off Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2004, and nearby Mt. Merapi erupted about one year later. In Japan, in 1707 during the Edo period, the Hoei Earthquake with a magnitude of 8.6 occurred in the Nankai Trough, and Mt. Fuji erupted 49 days after that.
“Since the beginning of the 20th century, Japan’s active volcanoes have been too quiet,” Fujii said. “As there have been signs of increased volcanic activity, it is necessary to keep alert not just on Mt. Hakone, but on other volcanoes as well.” –Japan News
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5 Responses to Expert warns Japan has entered ‘era of great quakes and eruptions’ – volcanoes stirring across Japan

  1. Dennis E. says:

    About three years ago or perhaps four, Alvin, we had a major discussion on the site regarding this nation based on information you had published and information other bloggers had posted regarding the belief, that we could see parts of this nation sink and perhaps submerged parts rise.

    Also, based on what I’ve been able to read, we should also keep an eye on Australia and The New Guinea area. You did say significant earth changes would start in the far east and then move westward…..

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  2. Clint Hunter says:

    = oh well , neutron activation is what it is abe , no apologizes necessary , as it is too late any your not to be believed in the least , so it would not likely be sincere or meaningful ,
    Sayonara

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  3. Peter Panosky says:

    The shelf would likely drop down several inches. The last EQ produced a fairly sizeable tear.

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  4. btruth says:

    FUKUSHIMA is an ongoing E.L.E., so when the rest of the nuclear reactors are destroyed by multiple eruptions….But, we have hope & peace in Jesus Christ Almighty. Shalom

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  5. Dennis E. says:

    05.13.15—–reported 6.8 earthquake that occurred I think on 05.12.15

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