Mount Fuji (Fujisan)

Mount Fuji  (Fujisan) Mount Fuji, an iconic stratovolocano and Japan’s highest mountain 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), is 100 km south west of Tokyo (and is also one of the few volcanoes I have actually visited -but not climbed!).  She is a cultural heritage site.  According to UNESCO and Wikipedia, “Mount Fuji has “inspired artists and…

How a seismometer works

Earthquakes are a release of energy due to rock failing from the amount of stress and strain that are placed on it. This energy is released as a series of waves, or vibratory motion as the energy dissipates away from the source of the quake. Simplifying it a bit, there are S-waves, P-waves, Love Waves,…