Mt Fuji volcano news:
Mt Fuji volcano (Japan): new evacuation plans in case of new eruption published
Monday Feb 04, 2013 16:48 PM | BY: T
Earthquakes near Fuji in Jan 2013
The volcano remains calm. However, an increased number of small quakes near and under Mt Fuji are visible on our latest data plot of nearby earthquakes (within 30 km radius). While all of these are very small and the number is certainly not alarming, the volcano remains interesting to watch.
Earthquakes near Fuji in Dec 2012
According to a the Japan Times, a new eruption of Mount Fuji could force some 567,000 people to evacuate their homes (in the worst case scenario).
The Shizuoka Prefectural Government ha worked on a new evacuation plan, which assumes that more than 130,000 people from approx. 50,000 households would have to relocate if "lava" were to reach residential districts in the city of Fuji located just south of the 3,776-meter mountain.
"Depending on the number and locations of vents, evacuation from wider areas could be needed. The plan is based on a hazard map prepared by the central government based on Fuji’s last eruption, in 1707.
"Under the evacuation plan, 10 zones have been designated at the foot of the mountain based on the expected direction of lava flows.
"The plan specifies evacuation zones in four grades. The Yamanashi Prefectural Government is preparing a similar evacuation plan.
"Plans will be finalized at a consultation forum involving Shizuoka, Yamanashi and Kanagawa prefectures and the central government. Joint evacuation drills in the three prefectures will also be conducted.
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- Fuji eruption could force 567,000 people to evacuate (Japan Times)
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