Japan

Mount Fuji Could Erupt Due to Last Year's Earthquake

No signs of an impending eruption. The volcano last erupted in 1707 under similar conditions

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Mount Fuji's magma chamber came under so much pressure from the Great East Japan Earthquake and one of its aftershocks last year that it could very well erupt, researchers said Thursday.

However, the jump in pressure is not the only factor that could cause the volcano to blow, and no signs of a pending eruption have been detected, the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention said.