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Mt. Fuji May Be Close To Erupting

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  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    If Fuji erupts, it will be a very big deal.

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    Pressure in Mount Fuji is now higher than last eruption, warn experts

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    The pressure in Mount Fuji's magma chamber is now higher than it was in 1707, the last time the nearly 4,000-metre-high Japanese volcano erupted, causing volcanologists to speculate that a disaster is imminent.

    The new readings, taken by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, reveal that the pressure is at 1.6 megapascals, nearly 16 times the 0.1 megapascals it takes to trigger an eruption.

    This, lead volcanologist on the case Eisuke Fujita told Kyodo News, is "not a small figure".

    Researchers have speculated for some time that the volcano, located on Honshu Island 100km southwest of Tokyo, is overdue an eruption. In 2000 and 2001 a series of low-frequency earthquakes were recorded beneath the volcano, leading to widespread predictions of an imminent blow.

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  2. MyBad

    MyBad Member

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    This may be a dumb question, but what equipment were they using to measure the "pressure" of said mountain in 1707?
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Japan just keeps on gettin it.
  4. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    This is a BIG deal. 323,000 dead would be expected, and I read this: if Mount Fuji erupts, it could cause up to 2.5 trillion yen ($32 billion) of damage, according to a government report in 2004... on MSN.com the other day. Staggering.

    Huge global implications... and not the good kind. :(
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    A new Newtonian ionic spectra graph using thermal baryon induction wave detectors. This allows them to indirectly measure the velocity of Mount Fuji's neutrinos that are being released. :cool:

    That is my Star Trek Jargon for I have no idea. ;)

    btw, good to see you again old friend. :)
  6. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Wow, Japan has had some bad luck of lately
  7. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    :laugh2:

    When I was reading this first sentence I was thinking in the back of my mind: 'dang, this guy knows everything.' Thanks for shattering my image of you in the second sentence. :D
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe the Mayans did know something?
  9. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    naa, them guys is stoopid
  10. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Could be worse

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  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    That's what comes out of the volcano after it erupts.
  12. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    A REALLY big one of these!
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  13. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I blame Erns Stavro Blofeld

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  14. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    I'm willing to bet it has something to do with analyzing strata.

    But, then again, I have no idea.
  15. DWelch1775

    DWelch1775 Couch Warmer

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    I was going to post a pic of me at the bottom of Mt. Fujin in 2005 during my combat training to Iraq but couldn't figure out how to attach a pic. Anyways that thing will devistate Japan if it blows.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I wonder how much environmental (air and land and carbon delta) this thing would do in a few hours time vs the differencial between certain policies currently recommmended.
    Mother Nature can be a beaach.
  17. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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  18. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if that would impact the west coast?
  19. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    When I climbed Mt Fuji in 1996, I had no idea the volcano was active and thought it was dormant. Some Jappanese friends invited me and I said yes without even thinking. One of the most memorable times of my life. I was standing above the clouds and walked through a cloud on the way down. I was so sweaty and tired but being in that cloud was so cool and refreshing. 6 Hours to climb up, 4 hours to climb down. The whole way up you sweated while you walked, and got the chills if you rested. I never felt so cold in August when I got to the top.

    My wife's parents live right near Mt. Fuji. You can see the mountain right from their backyard. I don't think they would survive at their age and frail health.
  20. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Or maybe the ejection distance of large material?

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