Is Mt. Fuji set to erupt?

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  1. Hanafuda

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    The eathquake/tsunami/nuclear plant disaster that hit the Fukushima region was bad, really bad. But like many I believe you have an exaggerated perception of that event - not emotional impact, that was huge. But as for population, economic, infrastructure, etc., it was like a broken finger - temporarily crippling, and soon a distant memory. An eruption of Fuji would be much less critical, though still a disaster. The map below shows the expected ash fallout. It'll be a nasty day in Tokyo (62 mi away), with 1-2 inches of ash covering everything, but they'll clean it up. And, go look at a full map of Japan and see what a tiny geographic area the map below covers.

    Also, look at the OP - estimated cost of $1.6 billion - to a major industrialized nation, it's not that much. The USA spent 78 billion last year just on food stamps.

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  2. Hyro-Sama

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    Last I heard, the United States economy wasn't doing that well. Anyway, thanks for providing a more realistic picture of the affected areas if this volcano does erupt.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    Even on a bad day a couple billion is still pocket change.
     
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  4. Zerosuit connor

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    Haha, I thought your pun was funny @Gahars In all seriousness this could be a catastrophe :(
     
  5. ZAFDeltaForce

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    You're saying a single volcano the size of mount Fuji will wipe out an entire country?

    The disaster costs are pretty substantial though, at least for a country with a debt to GDP ratio of 200%.
     
  6. Blebleman

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    I don't think it would be that bad -- the only people who have to worry are the people in Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefecture. Tokyo'll be fine (after some cleaning!).
     
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    Japan is a great country I hope they get though this. without them, the gaming world will be a very bland place.
     
  8. Lanlan

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    Yeah it's not a @Gahars news story without the puns, no matter how dire the situation.
     
  9. Mantis41

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    I was doing a little reading and it looks as if magma pressure alone is not a very reliable indication of an imminent eruption. There are other parameters such as seismicity and deformation of which their are currently no signs of. Source

    Let's just hope they don't have to endure another crippling natural disaster.
     
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  10. shakirmoledina

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    things dont just happen for no reason. if its known that fuji was unstable from the very beginning, i am pretty sure japan has done something to handle it. why do u think japan is way ahead in tech? they know what they are dealing with (and what they have to deal with in the future)
     
  11. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    A cold cold place
    Oh good, it will wipe out Calgary :D
     
  12. tysonrss

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    Japan isn't that big of an country -_-

    I imagine that they would be in a money crsis, so either way Japan would be devasted.
     
  13. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    You're not very nice. I live in Calgary.
     
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  14. Dubstep16

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    That is not nice; I hope Calgary will survive for you mate ;)
     
  15. smile72

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    Japan has the 3rd highest GDP in the world. They can handle the money situtation it's the lives lost that would hurt the most.
     
  16. ShadowSoldier

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    Eh, it's a boring place anyways. Just like Red Deer. Lots of open area and whatnot. The only shitty thing is the oil rigs will be gone.
     
  17. Metal Overlord

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    This world just keeps getting even more unbalanced. I hope Japan will get through this somehow
     
  18. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

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  19. ZAFDeltaForce

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    It's actually pretty big, too big to be completely wiped out by a single volcano.

    Despite their money crisis, their credit rating is pretty good. They'll pull through, definitely.
     
  20. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    Open area? It's a city. Also, we have no oil rigs here, even though our economy is directly connected to the oil industry.
    Also, what do you mean by "boring"? What does a city need for you to not consider it boring?
     
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