Japan can never seem to catch a break when it comes to natural disasters. We’ve already learned that a disproportionate number of the technically most dangerous places in the world to live are in Japan, and, of course, we’re still dealing with the whole 2011 earthquake disaster ramifications.
And now, apparently sensing a perfect opportunity to bum everyone out even more, Kobe University has released a new study that says a massive super-eruption could completely obliterate Japan at any moment.
The study says that volatile Mt. Kikai – which was literally responsible for destroying all plant and animal life in Japan 7,300 years ago, essentially hitting the reset button on everything – is overdue for an eruption and has a small chance of going off within the next 100 years.
If it does go off, Japan would apparently be blanketed in so much volcanic ash that it would literally choke all of the life out of the entire country. We presume this will result in Pompeii-esque death statues – people frozen in the moment of their deaths as grotesque ashen sculptures – so we’ve already told friends abroad to destroy our ashen corpses should the volcano erupt mid-porn session before our moms can see it.
Via Kobe University