“I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.” Joel 2:30
Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country’s 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study.
“It is not an overstatement to say that a colossal volcanic eruption would leave Japan extinct as a country,” Kobe University earth sciences professor Yoshiyuki Tatsumi and associate professor Keiko Suzuki said, in a study publicly released on Wednesday.
The experts calculated the risk of such an eruption occurring in the next 100 years was around 1 per cent.
However, they said that figure could not be ignored, as the chance of a major earthquake striking Kobe within 30 years was estimated at about one percent just a day before a 7.2-magnitude quake destroyed the Japanese port city in 1995, killing 6,400 people.
“Therefore, it would be no surprise if a colossal eruption occurs at any moment,” the study added. Read More here.