Mount Fuji in critical condition

Mount Fuji in critical condition

Fujiyama or Mount Fuji is the highest and most emblematic mountain in Japan. Located at the junction of the Pacific, Eurasian and Philippine tectonic plates, the volcano has been under pressure since the earthquake of March 2011.

A joint research between French and Japanese scientists, published by the journal Science shows that the earthquake of March 11, 2011 had significantly pressured the bases of Mount Fuji. The crust was more heavily damaged 500 km from the epicenter of the earthquake that caused the Fukushima disaster, just below Mount Fuji. It is now in a state of significant pressure and could potentially cause a major eruption.

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