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Quiet volcanoes at risk of small eruptions

19 17 15

It has been two months since 12 people were killed or injured in the eruption of Mt. Motoshirane, which is part of Mt. Kusatsushirane in Gunma Prefecture. Volcanoes that regularly emit smoke are worrying, but we must not forget about the volcanoes that seem quiet, either. Could other volcanoes also suddenly erupt right before tourists’ eyes like Mt. Motoshirane? What countermeasures are needed? The Yomiuri Shimbun asked a professor at the University of Toyama, Yasuo Ishizaki, a volcanologist who has studied Mt.........

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