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Volcanic Sabo Investigation

Mt. Fuji is an active volcano that has erupted regularly from the beginning of recorded history; it has been erupting for more than 10,000 years since the formation. Since the Hoei eruption of 1707, it has remained quiet for about 300 years. It has been predicted that enormous disasters occurs by its eruption.
The low-frequency earthquakes that occurred in the underground of Mt. Fuji in 2000 gave attention to the experts, and the volcanic disaster prevention measures for Mt.Fuji started to be researched in earnest.

In June 2004, the Review Committee for Mt. Fuji Volcanic Hazard Map published the "Mt. Fuji volcanic hazard map", and the peripheral municipalities of Mt. Fuji have begun activities for disaster prevention measures.

The Fuji Sabo Office has engaged in the investigation for the prevention of sediment-related disasters caused by volcanic activities of Mt. Fuji.
Investigations and activities include:
 Investigation of Fuji Volcanic Sabo plans (Sabo facility placement plans)
 Development of observation system  Cooperation with related organizations  Planning the scheme of real-time hazard map.

Let's act appropriately when Fuji is likely to eruption. Pay attention to the information from public institutions and prepare for the evacuation just in case.
*Click to enlarge "Mt. Fuji volcanic hazard map" below. Mt. Fuji volcanic hazard map
Reference from "Mt. Fuji Volcanic Hazard Map" published in June 2004.

Volcanic Activity in Japan

There are 110 active volcanoes (some are records and traces of past volcanic eruption) in Japan, and a lot of the volcanic activities have been observed at Usu and Miyake Island, Izu-Oshima, Hokkaido Komagatake, Iwate, Asama , Unzenfugendake, and Sakurajima recently.
Japanese volcanoes have been distributed along the lines called the volcanic front (the front line). The plate subduction then causes a volcanic activity.
By increasing population and expansion of the range in human activities, a foot area of volcano has been established as a place of humans' lives, recreation, and relaxation. For us living at the foot of an active volcano, it has become important to catch the information about volcanic activities and ensure our safety on volcanic disasters.