According to Japanese media reports on June 19, the Japanese National Police Agency has begun comprehensive preparations for the possible eruption of Mount Fuji.

At 3,776 meters high, Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan.

  People familiar with the matter said the Japan National Police Agency will buy dust masks and distribute them to local police departments.

The National Police Agency believes that if Mount Fuji erupts, volcanic ash may fall not only in areas near Mount Fuji, but also in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

  According to the report, in April 2020, a working group of the Japanese government's fire department formulated relevant measures aimed at responding to the volcanic ash produced by the possible eruption of Mount Fuji.

If the wind direction is the same as that seen when Mount Fuji erupted in 1707, the ash could fall in the Tokyo metropolitan area, potentially disrupting road traffic and causing power outages, the task force said.

The working group called on relevant departments to consider countermeasures.

(produced by Le Xiaomin)

Responsible editor: [Luo Pan]