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Japanese earthquake put pressure on volcano

The destructive 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 didn’t just trigger a tsunami. Scientists have learned that it may also have damaged Earth’s crust under the volcano Mount Fuji, elevating the pressure below it, The Guardian reports. The finding, published this month in Science, suggests that Mount Fuji has an increased potential to blow and that earthquakes could be used to help predict eruptions.

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