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Volcano erupts on southwestern Japan island

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...or boulders. I'm 40KM away from my volcano, Mt Aso, which saw its last major eruption 30,000 years ago, and I come across boulders while jogging that no human could have ever placed there. Many have shimenawa on them, they're so incongruous.

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Rocks from Aso's pyroclastic flows have been found as far away as Yamaguchi-ken. It's a super-volcano and any full scale eruption would be the end of life on Kyushu for a while. The planet is scarred with reminders of the power of nature. It's humbling.

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commanteer, apparently all plant and animal life became extinct in Kyushu, and the first plants to recolonize the island were suzuki from seeds drifting over from China.

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It gives the impression that this year is having a lot of important geological activity around in the country, hopefully this is not going remain as common.

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@virusrex

It gives the impression that this year is having a lot of important geological activity around in the country, hopefully this is not going remain as common.

Yea but that leads to magical thinking. Geology doesn’t care what year it is.

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Meh.I can see the island from here,and wish the mostly elderly population well.

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If you had these in one row on your Japan Disaster BINGO card, you win!

Earthquake, Tsunami, Landslide, Fires, Contagion, Volcano

And all within the first 2 weeks of the year!

Calm down, Japan!

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Forgot about the airplane accident. That one too!

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It gives the impression that this year is having a lot of important geological activity around in the country, hopefully this is not going remain as common.

That's life on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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