ENENews: Extremely high risk of major eruption… Gov’t Before Nuke Restart: “Little chance of major eruption”

Unprecedented volcano warning near Japan’s only restarted nuke plant — Mountain is swelling, expanding — Large amounts of magma causing ‘sudden crustal movement’ — Gov’t Now: Extremely high risk of major eruption… Gov’t Before Nuke Restart: “Little chance of major eruption” (VIDEO)
Published: August 17th, 2015 at 8:29 am ET
By ENENews
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The Independent, Aug 16, 2015 (emphasis added): Japan’s weather agency issued a warning… that the likelihood of the eruption of [Sakurajima] was extremely high… after it detected a spike in seismic activity… They have warned an evacuation of the city of just over 600,000 people may be necessary. [JMA] said: “The possibility for a large-scale eruption has become extremely high for Sakurajima.”… It comes as a nuclear reactor 50 kilometres (31 miles) away was switched back on.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japanese-volcano-alert-issued-just-miles-from-newly-reopened-nuclear-reactor-10457830.html


Mainichi, Aug 17, 2015: On Aug. 15 alone, there were 1,023 volcanic earthquakes… the JMA has pointed out that crustal changes that indicate mountain swell as a result of a magma rise are still continuing… Kazuya Kokubo [with JMA said] “underground pressure hasn’t been relieved. An eruption could occur at any time.”
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201508160026

Asahi Shimbun, Aug 16, 2015: … the mountain [is] expanding… [officials] estimate that a large volume of magma continues to accumulate.


Reuters/Kyodo, Aug 15, 2015: The agency also said it had raised the warning level … to an unprecedented 4.
http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/japan-issues-warning-for-volcano-eruption_1647342.html


Jiji Press, Aug 17, 2015: [Japan] remained alert for signs of a major eruption… [An official] called on the public to act calmly… a major eruption could be imminent. Level 4 is the highest ever for Sakurajima… “I have lived in Sakurajima for more than 50 years but have not imagined we would have to evacuate,” said Emiko Miyashita, 80… crustal movement was also observed [and there’s] signs indicating magma has risen to near the volcanic vent… “It would be no surprise if it were to erupt at any moment,” an agency official said.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/17/national/mount-sakurajima-volcanic-activity-eases-somewhat/#.VdLXcPmrStY


Wall St Journal, Aug 17, 2015: [Japan] remained on high alert for a major eruption at Mount Sakurajima… Seismic activity began increasing dramatically Saturday morning and data showed swelling of the mountain, the agency said.
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2015/08/17/japan-still-on-high-alert-for-eruption-at-mount-sakurajima/

Asahi Shimbun, Aug 15, 2015: [JMA] said a major eruption of volcanic Mount Sakurajima could be imminent… signs of sudden crustal movement were also observed… Agency officials said there were indications a much larger eruption was in the offing.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201508150025

Yomiuri Shimbun, Aug 15, 2015: A major eruption is highly likely to occur, the agency said… There is a possibility that magma has risen to the shallow part of the volcano…
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/17/national/mount-sakurajima-volcanic-activity-eases-somewhat/#.VdLX8fmrStY


Jiji Press, Aug 12, 2015: [NRA, Japan’s nuclear regulator,] decided there is little chance of a major volcanic eruption in the next several decades.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/12/national/volcano-issues-unaddressed-nuclear-plant-restart#.VdLYDPmrStY

NHK, Aug. 15, 2015: Officials say they are not taking any particular precautions because they think a possible eruption would not affect the plant.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150815_16.html

Bloomberg, Aug 15, 2015: Volcanic rock and ash could cut off transport routes and prompt workers at Sendai to flee the nuclear site in the event of an eruption… engineering consultant John Large wrote.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/17/national/mount-sakurajima-volcanic-activity-eases-somewhat/#.VdLYXvmrStY

The Times, Aug 11, 2015: Environmentalists complain that the company has paid insufficient attention to the effect of heavy ash fall on the plant’s machinery.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150815_16.html

Jiji Press, Aug 12, 2015: Sendai nuclear power plant… has not designated a site for relocating nuclear fuel in the event of a massive volcanic eruption, claiming that warning signs would give Kepco enough time to prepare and transfer the fuel… In the event of a major eruption, however, pyroclastic flows could reach the plant and disable cooling functions… which could trigger massive radioactive emissions… The sheer volume [of spent fuel] makes it hard to find a relocation site big enough to take them… Toshitsugu Fujii, a member of the panel [advising the gov’t] said that the panel’s opinion is not necessarily consistent with that of the NRA.

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Seven Volcanoes, In Six Countries Erupt Within Hours of One Another

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/524712/20131125/7-volcanoes-erupt-6-countries-hours-apart.htm

 International Business Times/Science

 7 Volcanoes Erupt in 6 Countries Hours Apart;Is It Another Doomsday Omen?

By Vittorio Hernandez | November 25, 2013 10:02 AM EST

 Saturday, Nov 23, was an explosive day on earth as seven volcanoes erupted hours apart from each other on the same day.

 In Japan, a volcano on Nishino-Shima Island erupted for the first time in 40 years. The eruption resulted in a new island in the Pacific. The Japanese Navy reported that the eruption caused boiling lava to meet sea water that gave rise to plumes of steam and ash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YZY6kH_RXSU

Reuters

Smoke from an erupting undersea volcano forms a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima in the southern Ogasawara chain of islands.

 Some 7,000 miles from Japan. Mexico’s Colima Volcano created a steam and ash cloud that reached two miles into the sky.

 In Guatemala, Fire Mountain lived up to its name and created a moderate ash could that blanketed the nearby towns with ash fall. But the eruption and shock waves caused by the eruption was felt by Guatemalans as far as 6 miles away from the volcano. While it caused doors and windows to rattle, early reports said there was no damage so far.

 In Vanuatu in the Pacific, the Yasur Volcano had some weak explosions and the resultant ash fall is affecting farm lands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CECc9i1R8Yc

 In Italy, Mount Etna created a spectacular lights display show anew, causing flights cancellations. The lava flow damaged the town of Zafferana. Black ash fall filled across the Strait of Messina from Sicily to the mainland, covering the streets and vehicles. The ashes were about 2 cm in size.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0u674eqOvR0

 Although there were no evacuations, a highway was shuttered from 30 minutes and it closed four air corridors servicing the Catania Airport in Sicily.

 In Indonesia, the country’s Mount Sinabung spewed ash cloud four miles high, causing the evacuation of 6,000 people, while scientists predict a major eruption forthcoming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8G5Ci2WO20Q

 Lastly, Mount Merapi in Java, also in Indonesia, erupted on Saturday, but so far there has been no news yet of any casualties.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wXWlbOJWVho

 The series of volcanic eruptions has again raised speculations about another Doomsday scenario.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=34-zFx4m6HQ