KOFU, Japan (Kyodo) — A 20-meter-long crack was found halfway up Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture following a magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered around eastern Shizuoka Prefecture on March 15 last year, local authorities said Tuesday.
“No abnormalities have been observed about Mt. Fuji and the mountain shows no signs of eruption,” an official at the Japan Meteorological Agency said, indicating the crack was caused not by volcanic activity but by the quake.
Both the width and depth of the crack were several centimeters, and it has been covered by sand and pebbles, according to the Yamanashi prefectural government.
“Nothing has happened after more than a year (since the discovery of the crack) so the Mt. Fuji is unlikely to erupt,” said Shigeo Aramaki, head of the Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences, who inspected the crack in June last year.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.