S. Korea hold second round of volcano activity talks with N. Korea

April 12th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Seoul, Apr 12 (ANI): South Korea and North Korea have had a second round of talks over joint research into volcanic activities at the highest mountain on the peninsula.

Experts from both sides met in the Kaesong region of North Korea to further discuss the outcome of volcanic eruptions from Mount Paekdu, the 2,750-meter mountain, considered sacred by both Koreas.

The talks were proposed by Pyongyang in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan, the China Daily reports.

Many observers believe this move could serve as an icebreaker in frozen ties between the two nations.

On March 29, representatives of the two countries agreed on the need for joint research on volcanic eruption threats.

The mountain, located on the North Korea-China border, last erupted in 1903.

Experts have warned it might have an active core and a potential eruption could create a greater chaos than the Icelandic volcanic eruption of last year. (ANI)

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