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Japan's volcanoes made more jittery by 2011 quake, expert says

17 Oct 2014, Reuters; TRF

Japan monitors 47 of its 110 active volcanoes around the clock, but the research budget has always been less than for earthquakes and critics say there is insufficient equipment. Fujii said the nation was suffering from a shortage of volcano experts that has left most peaks without observers at the site to constantly keep watch for small changes...


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