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1.2 million to evacuate if Japan’s Mt. Fuji Volcano erupts

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The Extinction Protocol

February 7, 2014JAPANA new evacuation plan outlined in preparation for a possible Mt. Fuji eruption would displace an estimated 1.2 million people. Two-thirds of the number, or around 750,000 people, come from the prefectures of Shizuoka and Yamanashi, while another 470,000 currently reside in Kanagawa. A UNESCO World Heritage site, 3,776-meter Mt. Fuji is an active volcano that has erupted many times in the past. It is situated between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, and also near Kanagawa. A hazard map for the volcano was prepared in 2004 and showed areas which are at high risk of being affected by volcanic ash. Notable areas in the three prefectures are populated with wooden houses, in which locals reside. Should the volcano erupt, these houses are at risk of being crushed under heavy volcanic ash that gets its weight after absorbing rain in the atmosphere. An estimated 406,000 people…

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Written by bobby90247

February 13, 2014 at 9:46 am

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