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This region of Japan is in the “Ring of Fire” – a perimeter around the Pacific ocean that has more than 100 active volcanoes. Geologically speaking, there is nothing unusual about this eruption. Mount Aso is one of the more active volcanoes in the region. As of January 2015, the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program had documented almost 40 eruptions since 1950.
Giant lava dome formation under the East China Sea
originally posted by: JWill
This would not be good for the Pacific Rim.
a reply to: musicismagic
originally posted by: Chance321
If this were to go off, seems it should crack Fukushima wide open. Think we'd have more then just lava, ash and tidal waves to worry about.