Japan quells fears of Mount Fuji eruption after earthquake

3/12/2021 6:03:00 AM

Japan quells fears of Mount Fuji eruption after earthquake

Japan quells fears of Mount Fuji eruption after earthquake

TOKYO: Japanese authorities on Friday (Dec 3) damped down speculation about a possible volcanic eruption at Mount Fuji, the nation\u0027s highest peak, after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake sent the topic trending on Twitter. The quake at 6.37am (5.37am Singapore time) jolted areas near the iconic mountain, 100

TOKYO: Japanese authorities on Friday (Dec 3) damped down speculation about a possible volcanic eruption at Mount Fuji, the nation's highest peak, after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake sent the topic trending on Twitter.The quake at 6.37am (5.37am Singapore time) jolted areas near the iconic mountain, 100km west of Tokyo, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, casualties or major damage.

The hashtag"Mount Fuji eruption", began trending in Japanese on Twitter, with one user saying: "Tokyo would be in real trouble if Mount Fuji erupted. With coronavirus going on, where can we flee to?"The volcano last erupted more than 300 years ago but is still active and occasionally goes through periods of activity that can produce several hundred tremors a month.

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LinkedIn TOKYO: Japanese authorities on Friday (Dec 3) damped down speculation about a possible volcanic eruption at Mount Fuji, the nation's highest peak, after a 4..LinkedIn TOKYO: Japan has softened its suspension of all new incoming flight bookings to make it easier for citizens to return, the government said on Thursday (Dec 2), a day after it announced the move prompted by worries about the Omicron coronavirus variant.LinkedIn TOKYO : Japan's consumer confidence stayed flat in November, the government said on Thursday, even as economic activity picked up after coronavirus infections subsided.

8 magnitude earthquake sent the topic trending on Twitter. The quake at 6.37am (5. "This request caused confusion among those affected and so the prime minister instructed the transport ministry to examine the issue and consider the needs of Japanese citizens hoping to return home," he told reporters.37am Singapore time) jolted areas near the iconic mountain, 100km west of Tokyo, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, casualties or major damage. The hashtag"Mount Fuji eruption", began trending in Japanese on Twitter, with one user saying: "Tokyo would be in real trouble if Mount Fuji erupted.

With coronavirus going on, where can we flee to?" The volcano last erupted more than 300 years ago but is still active and occasionally goes through periods of activity that can produce several hundred tremors a month. It had begun to ease those rules slightly last month to allow some students and business travellers entry, but reversed that decision after the emergence of the Omicron variant. A Japanese government panel said last year that any major eruption would rain so much ash on Tokyo that its transportation network of trains and highways would be paralysed in three hours. The Japan Meteorological Agency, however, said that there was no data indicating an increased chance of Mount Fuji erupting. "We have seen no particular abnormalities in observational data regarding Mount Fuji," an agency official said at a news conference. After a summer surge in cases, Japan is registering only double-digit infections nationwide most days, and has logged around 18,360 deaths during the pandemic."There probably isn't any connection (between the quake and a possible eruption).

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