More than two weeks after the triple disasters flattened Japan, the devastated country, while trying every effort to rebuild itself, has to face another challenge—the increased activity of its 13 volcanoes. A Japanese language news article in MSN reported that tremors near Mount Fuji, Mount Hakone and Mount Yake had been felt even until 25 March.
An English translation of the above story said that there is renewed activity of at least 13 volcanoes according to the Meteorological Society of Japan. Shizuoka University’s volcanologist Makoto Oyama said, “As a result of the Great Earthquake, the strain in many regions of the Earth’s crust have been released. “On the other hand, strains have accumulated in other regions and unfortunately the Earth’s crust under the whole of eastern Japan is now in an unstable condition.”