More than half a million people evacuated if Mount Fuji erupted

According to a recent calculation, an eruption of Mount Fuji (Fuji) in Japan may cause about 567,000 people to leave their homes.

According to a recent calculation, an eruption of Mount Fuji (Fuji) in Japan may cause about 567,000 people to leave their homes.

Picture 1 of More than half a million people evacuated if Mount Fuji erupted

Picture 1 of More than half a million people evacuated if Mount Fuji erupted


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This calculation is part of an evacuation plan built by the Shizuoka Provincial Government. The provincial authorities also said more than 130,000 people, including 50,000 households, would be redeployed once lava spilled into residential areas in Fuji City, a location just off the southern edge of the mountain. 3.776m high.

Depending on the number and location of lava spray points, evacuation must be carried out in larger areas. The plan is based on a map of the eruption risk that the Japanese government built based on the latest eruption of Mount Fuji in 1707.

According to the evacuation plan, 10 areas located at the foot of the mountain are designated as evacuation based on the flow direction of the lava. The plan also specifies evacuation areas according to 4 levels.

Meanwhile, the Yamanashi Provincial Government is also preparing for a similar evacuation plan. Plans will be completed at a consulting forum related to Shizuoka, Yamanashi and Kanagawa and the central government. Evacuation trainings in these three provinces will also be held in the near future.