Skip to comments.Japan earthquake has raised pressure below Mount Fuji, says new study
Posted on 07/15/2014 9:08:59 PM PDT by JimSEA
Mount Fuji, or Fujisan as it is known in Japanese, is the highest point on the archipelago (rising to 3,776 metres) and the national emblem, immortalised in countless etchings. In June last year Unesco added it to the World Heritage list as a "sacred place and source of artistic inspiration". But it is still an active volcano, standing at the junction between the Pacific, Eurasian and Philippine tectonic plates. Though it has rarely stirred in recorded history, it is still potentially explosive.
The Tohoku or Great East Japan earthquake on 11 March 2011 triggered a devastating tsunami, which in turn caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. According to a Franco-Japanese study published by Science (PDF), the magnitude-9 tremor also increased the pressure on Mount Fuji. "Our work does not say that the volcano will start erupting, but it does show that it's in a critical state," says Florent Brenguier, a researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences (IST) in Grenoble, France, and lead author of the publication, to which the Institute of Global Physics (IPG) in Paris also contributed.
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FR usually has the best analysis. Fine minds use the actual facts unlike the MSM.
If it’s still at the juncture of three plates it does not bode well for the near future as far as the possibility of a volcanic eruption, however, the precise point where the most magma rises is likely the more important issue.
Sure hope the huge Japanese quakes are not strong enough to jolt the Yellowstone caldera into misbehaving.
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