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Warning level raised on another Japanese volcano a week after fatal eruption

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That might be a sign for a pending earthquake

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Have to feel sorry for all the small local businesses who rely on this peak period of trade to get through the year.

There only has to be the threat of something happening to make folk stay away. Might never happen. I hope these fellas get their predictions right and not just wild guessing.

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maybe they should monitor ALL the active volcanoes and not just half of them.

But remember, this is Japan. Huge earthquakes and eruptions are always on the cards.

Especially those of you living in Tokyo need to understand that everyday you’ve lived without getting killed or maimed or losing loved ones is a bonus.

A 7 or 8 will change everything in an instant.

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Seems lot of volcanoes going off around the world at the moment.

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Maybe the word "lifted" should have been replaced with "raised" as it sounded like the government ended the warning rather than raising it.

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@kaeri.....yes there are. Just read an article about this that came out right after the Alaska quake but can’t find link right no. The earth rotation is slowing (milliseconds a year level) but scientists have correlated this to an increase in volcanic activity and earthquakes following the slow down. The huge mass of the earth yields a lot of kinetic energy during deceleration which has to be released in some form K=1/2m*v^2

pretty interesting stuff .... they have a limited data set but pretty strong correlation

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There is a reason fault lines are called fault lines and active volcanoes are called active volcanoes.

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Yamagata Zao is one of my favourite ski areas in Japan, beautiful scenery with the Juhyo (snow monsters) and great runs. Here's hoping things settle down, and everyone stays safe.

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Especially those of you living in Tokyo need to understand that everyday you’ve lived without getting killed or maimed or losing loved ones is a bonus.

A 7 or 8 will change everything in an instant.

The second part is true, the first part is an overstatement - most predictions give a four figure death toll in a region with tens of millions of people. For most people, life will be very unpleasant for a few weeks because of food and water shortages, aftershocks, and lack of transport.

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Especially those of you living in Tokyo need to understand that everyday you’ve lived without getting killed or maimed or losing loved ones is a bonus.

actually emergency services state around 330,000 deaths and 1,000,000 buildings damages or destroyed. That’s a conservative estimate.

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Goodlucktoyou - Can you find a link for that please? As I live in Tokyo with my family, I avidly read anything on the prediction of the next Tokyo earthquake and never seen any figures anywhere near that high.

Comparing it with other disasters, it seems an extraordinarily high figure for an earthquake in a developed country in which mimimsing fatalities from earthquakes as at the heart of construction and public life. The next Tokyo earthquake isn't even expected to produce a sizeable tsunami in Tokyo (which caused most of th fatalities in 2011) because of the shallowness of Tokyo Bay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_disasters_by_death_toll

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I have seen a figure of 300,000 deaths along coastal areas, but from estimations for the next Nankai quake.

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