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Another natural disaster brewing in Japan?

We all know what happened last year during the terrible tsunami that hit Japan. Although not as devastating as the tsunami that wiped out coastal areas in the Indian Ocean in 2004, the Japanese tsunami claimed more than 15,000 lives, caused up to $40 billion in damage, and gave the world a serious nuclear scare.fuji-food-storage

Now it looks like another natural disaster may be brewing. However, this time it could be a volcano.

Mount Fuji is the picturesque volcano located just 80 miles from Tokyo. Scientists say the pressure in Fuji’s magma chamber is higher than it was back in 1707, the last time the volcano erupted. A professor from Ryukyu University even went on record saying the volcano would blow within three years based on gas and pressure studies he has conducted.

A 2004 government study claimed a series of earthquakes along the trough where Mount Fuji is located along with a volcanic eruption would kill about 350,000 people. That would make it one of the worst disasters in the history of the world.

The effect these types of activities have on the food storage industry cannot be overstated. When the Japanese tsunami struck last year, food storage manufacturers scrambled to fill orders, and many had wait times up to six months. It’s just human nature not to worry about a potential danger until it is right in front of our faces.

As we always point out on the foodstoragereviewer.com, it’s better to get prepared today and not have to worry about what might happen in the future.


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