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Sakurajima (桜島) is active volcano in Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan. It's 1117 meters tall. It has a population of 4766 (in 2005).
History[change | change source]
The eruptions of this mountain have been recorded many times in history. The 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.
Living[change | change source]
The information about which way the wind blows is important to know if ash is falling or not. So, the Kagoshima weather forecast reports 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.