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Sakurajima (桜島?) is active volcano in Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture. It is one of the most active volcano in Japan. It's 1117 meters tall. It has a population of 4766 (in 2005).


The eruptions of this mountain have been recorded many times in history. Great Taisho(大正) eruption in 1914 connected this island to a peninsula. 58 people were killed and 112 people were injured. These days, we can see a lot of eruptions.

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Times 80 755 1026 1355 1007 1197


The information about which way the wind blows is important to know if ash is falling or not. So, Kagoshima weather forecast report it. People in Sakurajima take a drill to escape from the island. Japan Meteorological Agency watches this mountain all days. We can see the latest picture from these cameras at JMA's website.

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