Is Mt. Fuji set to erupt?

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Scenic Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in all of Japan, and is certainly a marvelous example of the beauty that nature can provide. It's grand, majestic, and an iconic Japanese landmark.

    It's also an active volcano.

    Mt. Fuji hasn't erupted for over three hundred years, but if these new reports are accurate, it may just be overdue.

    [​IMG] Wired

    No way to sugar coat it, folks: this is really going to blow. It's going to be much more than a Nippon-the butt for Japan.

    Seriously, though, this could be a major disaster for the nation still recovering from the tsunami in 2011. The cost of an eruption (at least, according to Wikipedia) could reach $1.6 billion dollars. When you consider the possible the amount of people who would die or be displaced... yeah, it's not looking very good for the land of the rising sun.

    Will Japan be unprepared for the coming tide of liquid hot magma, or will they volca-know what to do when the time comes?
     


  2. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Whoah this isn't the time to pun around Gahars! This seems to be very serious. Hopefully Japan has prepared for more than earthquakes and have a back up plan if things go wrong.

    T.T Why must you do that. :( \/
     
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  3. Gahars
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    Hey, gotta keep up the lava-ty.
     
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  4. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

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    Seriously, reading that made me feel like I was punished for something...
     
  5. soulx

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    Agree with Sterling. A bit too dire of a situation to joke around about with puns.


    I guess the only upside is that they have to time to prepare now that they know it will erupt sometime soon. Although I don't know how you would prepare for a volcano eruption...
     
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    Meh, Apple should pay it. They've received stolen enough money from Samsung recently haven't they?
     
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    Well shit. That really sucks. Hopefully Japan can take some kind of action before this thing blows to minimize the damage/death count.
     
  8. Janthran

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    Hasn't Japan had enough of this already? >_
     
  9. shlong

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    Well...shit.
     
  10. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    They are definitely preparing for an eruption. Another excerpt from the article...

    The problem is, (from what I understand, at least), is that there's just no way to exactly pinpoint when this will happen. It could be year from now (or less), or twenty (or more). It's a tough thing to prepare for.
     
  11. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

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    Samsung is a Korean company. I don't see how they or Apple should have anything to do with this.
     
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    It's just that Apple could.
     
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  13. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

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    Lot's of companies could, including Samsung. Again, that doesn't make it relevant to the topic and seems to be just more blatant Apple bashing.
     
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  14. Hyro-Sama

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    WOW I know nature needs to take its course but Japan just barely survived a tsunami. I highly doubt they'll survive a volcanic eruption.

    Does anyone know if Japan has properly protected their nuclear reactors if this eruption happens?
     
  15. 324atk

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    I know next to nothing about volcanos, aside that they're very hot, but shouldn't it have erupted already if the pressure was that high compared to the amount of pressure needed for an eruption?
     
  16. Rydian

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    Whereas the thing could blow any day now?
     
  17. Gahars
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    I think that's just the minimum amount of pressure required for an eruption to be possible. Plus, I'd assume that different volcanoes can probably build up different pressures.
     
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  18. Plasma Shadow

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    I have no fucking idea.
    They shouldn't have destroyed the Alius' base then ;) Inazuma Eleven 2 reference.

    Anyway, shit Japan, be prepared! D:
     
  19. KingVamp

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    Yeah Gahars,it's all puns and games until

    Unless they have the technology to stop a Volcano in some way, all you can do is pack up and leave. If it was me, I would have left as fast as I can as soon as I heard this.
     
  20. Fluto

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    This is bad.
    Isn't there a way to guide the lava to the ocean?
    also I thought of this...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9RuaB3c9FQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    sorry for the joke.
     
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