Bigger Sakurajima eruption not in cards despite outburst | The Japan Times
This eruption provided some apocalyptic imagery on last night's news, along with some we found downright dull. Scenes like the older woman sweeping ash into a dustpan and the middle-aged guy spraying down the walk in front of his apartment building with some perfectly clean motor scooters parked behind him. Although thinking about it today, I feel the residents near Sakurajima are pretty thankful for humdrum.
Since we had a small earthquake here not long before we flew to the US for ten days, the impending Big One and the Mt. Fuji eruption became topics for conversation. People asked if we're worried. Of course we are. We don't have a preparedness kit, though. And anyplace you live has its own looming disaster. The deadly intersection, the destructive F5 tornado, the dude with the 9mm, hurricane, forest fire, landslide, blizzard, war. Even your own body, your own fleshy home, the guy or girl you see in the mirror every morning, has some nasty surprises in store for you. It's unavoidable. Good luck finding absolute safety.