Mount Fuji weakened by the great earthquake of 2011: Could its eruption destroy Tokyo?

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The 2011 earthquake in Japan caused large cracks in the basement. Some hit the foot of Mount Fuji, which increases the pressure of the magma and let fear an eruption.

If he were to erupt, Mount Fuji could it destroy Tokyo? 

The main problem that could cause a volcanic eruption of Mount Fuji is linked to ashes According to the wind, they could expect Tokyo and cover the city from 10 to 15 cm. Disturbances on electronic components arrive and drinking water is threatened, as the health of residents. 

It is virtually unlikely that the magma reaches Tokyo, which is 100 km away. As for the underground cracks that could cause volcanic eruption, they would not reach Tokyo. The volcanic system stops at 50 km from the metropolis, it is unlikely that volcanic fissures exceed this distance. 

A study saying that the risk of rash Fuji-san increased after the earthquake of 2011. What has been the influence of this earthquake on the volcano? 

They began to study this area following the earthquake of 2011, which destroyed part of Fukushima. After the earthquake, they used the new tools to do an ultrasound of the earth. With the tools in the territory, they could retrieve the data up to 6 months before the earthquake. 

There was very little while variations, they were virtually undetectable. Then the earthquake occurred. Suddenly, the sensors have shown great variations and disturbances. was expected that these disturbances would be strongest near the place where the earthquake occurred. 

4 Responses to “Mount Fuji weakened by the great earthquake of 2011: Could its eruption destroy Tokyo?”

  1. This would be cataclysmic, to say the least? Did you see this article, it was pretty interesting too 🙂
    http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0718/When-will-Mount-Rainier-erupt-again-Magma-study-offers-clues

    Have a great week BCF!

    • theboldcorsicanflame Says:

      Yes quite devastating too…but what worries me in Japan they have 50 nuclear reactors…and Fukushima up to this date is not solved

      • It is essentially another Chernobyl (sp?) I do not know if that will ever be “fixed” I did not know that about Japan. It does not seem to be a smart move considering their location on top of “the ring of fire” Have a great week!

        • theboldcorsicanflame Says:

          Japan has had a long history of earthquakes and seismic activity, and destructive earthquakes, often resulting in tsunamis, occur several times a century. Due to this, concern has been expressed about the particular risks of constructing and operating nuclear power plants in Japan. Amory Lovins has said: “An earthquake-and-tsunami zone crowded with 127 million people is an un-wise place for 54 reactors”

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