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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...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1995 541,636
Flood 2000 360,110
Storm 2005 270,140
Storm 2004 180,050
Storm 2000 180,041
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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