Mount Fuji said to be in ‘critical’ condition after devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake
French and Japanese scientists say Mount Fuji is at higher risk of eruption. Pressure beneath the volcano was increased by the 2011 earthquake
The researchers used an array of 800 seismic sensors to make findings And they found it mimics conditions from last eruption of Fuji in 1707; While an eruption is not imminent the ‘risk is clearly higher’ they say
ALL ABOUT MOUNT FUJI
At an elevation of 3,776 metres (12,388 feet), Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan.
It is an active stratovolcano found on Honshu island that last erupted in December 1707.
Known as the Hoei eruption, this is thought to have expelled a billion cubic metres of ash and debris.
Mount Fuji lies 60 miles (100 kilometres) south west of Tokyo, which in 1707 was called Edo.
On 22 June 2014 Mount Fuji was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site, one of Japan’s ‘Three Holy Mountains’.