Volcano erupts in Kyushu, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries


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Once it pops it can't be stopped!

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The Japan Meteorological Agency needs to diligently monitor all underground activity across the three island chain due to the increasing spread of volcanic eruptions occurring. Hopefully it’s not a pending indication of a more sever incident coming.

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Bill Wright

the JMA does that. There are thousands of sensors located across the country.

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110 active volcanoes! I thought only about 15. Why do I live here?

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Japan has the potential for developing geothermal energy, but has so far done far less than what it could do.

Developing its geothermal resources would cut down on the amount of natural gas powered and nuclear energy that the country relies on, cut down on imported natural gas, and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons produced. In a country like Japan, lying on the Pacific's rim-of-fire, geothermal energy is a low hanging fruit that is largely going to waste.

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Why do people insist on living so close to active volcanoes?

110 active volcanoes and they only feel the need to monitor 47 of them around the clock. Seems like a good idea.

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