JMA suddenly launched prompt news service of volcanic eruption

On 7/28/2015, JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency) announced they are going to launch a new service to provide prompt news on volcanic eruption.

It will be in operation from 14:00 of 8/4/2015 (JST). The service covers 47 volcanos in Japan. Eruption news will be distributed to TV, Radio and mobile phone etc within 5 minutes after the eruption.

JMA comments the eruption of Otakesan-mountain is in the background of starting this service. (cf, Volcano erupted in the central Japan / Over 10 people cardiopulmonary arrest, still 43 missing [URL])  They state it can be too late to evacuate if we wait for the official information. It would be better to escape immediately once we find abnormality such as volcanic fumes, brontides and volcanic gas. However, all of these abnormalities have been repeatedly observed in Mt. Hakone and they still try to avoid using the term of “eruption” for harmful rumor for sightseeing industry. (cf, Mt. Hakone erupted /JMA “It shouldn’t be called eruption or it’d inflame public anxiety” /Only 80km from Tokyo [URL 2])




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La JMA lance subitement un service rapide d’information sur les éruptions volcaniques


Le 28 juillet 2015, la JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency) a annoncé lancer un nouveau service permettant de diffuser rapidement des informations sur les éruptions volcaniques.

Il sera en opération à partir du 4 août 2015 à 14h00 (JST). Ce service couvre 47 volcans du Japon. Les informations sur les éruptions seront diffusées dans les 5 minutes suivant toute éruption en direction des télévisions, radios, téléphones portables, etc.

La JMA déclare que l’éruption du Mt Otakesan est à l’origine du lancement de ce service. (Cf. Un volcan en éruption au centre du Japon : plus de 10 personnes en arrêt cardio-respiratoire, 43 disparus) Ils affirment qu’il peut être trop tard pour évacuer si l’information officielle traine à venir. Il est plus avisé de s’enfuir immédiatement dès qu’on constate une anomalie comme des vapeurs volcaniques, des grondements ou des gaz volcaniques. Toutes ces anomalies ont néanmoins été observées à plusieurs reprises au Mt. Hakone et ils continuent pourtant d’éviter d’utiliser le terme d’«éruption» pour “ne pas alimenter de rumeur néfaste à l’industrie touristique”. (Cf. Éruption du Mt. Hakone / JMA : “ne pas dire éruption pour ne pas affoler” / c’est à 80 km de Tokyo)

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