30km of active fault underneath Mt. Fuji

Following up this article..New crater appeared on Mt.Fuji

Investigation of underground structure by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Earthquake Research Institute of Tokyo University suggested that active fault runs for 30km directly under Mt.Fuji on 5/10/2012. This investigation was conducted from 2009 to 2011.

It may cause M7 class of earthquake to collapse the body of mountain by sediment and mud flow.
This active fault may have caused the collapse of the mountain 2900 years ago.








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