Japan's 2011 Earthquake May Have Left its Volcanoes Shaken

October 17, 2014 5:26 PM

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Japanese mountain ranges have grown more dangerous in recent years, according to local experts. That's because the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami event that inflicted significant damage on residential areas and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant may have also left a good number of volcanoes shaken and ready to pop.

Past research has shown that some Japanese ecosystems are still recovering from the Fukushima Daiichi radiation leak that followed the 2011 quake. Now an expert from the University of Tokyo is saying the 9.0-magnitude quake also left the island's volcanoes in an unsettled state.

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