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Commenting working again! – News on Fuji as well

An earthquake struck close to Japan’s biggest volcano late Monday night. Could this forebode an imminent explosion, the first since 1708? 

It seems that the commenting system on the blog is a little haywire right now, eating comments and all, so if you’re having issues commenting, please email me (eruptionsblog {at} gmail) so I can collect some information. I’ve contacted the powers that be about the issues I’ve had.

UPDATE 3/15/11 6:50 PM EDT: Official word is commenting is busted, but feverishly being attended to so that we can get back to the discussion.

UPDATE 3/16/11: Commenting seems to be up and working again! Thanks to the tech folks for tracking down the issue.

Here is a brief update on some of the news of today:

Fuji: Considering my comments appear to be getting eaten by the filter, I’ll comment here. Regarding the M6.2 earthquake near Fuji, the current USGS information has not been reviewed, so there is likely a lot of error on the horizontal and vertical location. Also, taking a look at the moment tensor solution, the earthquake appears to be strike-slip, and if magma was moving, you would expect normal fault motion as the magma forces its way through the crust. However, it is another data point to examine in Japan.

Remember, Fuji hasn’t erupted since 1708, when it had a significant VEI 5 eruption. It was thought that the eruption could have been triggered by the 1707 earthquake in Japan, but those connections are still somewhat tenuous as Fuji has had many eruptions that were not related to earthquakes.


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