In Japan, the most calm agitated volcano

Most stable in Japan Sakurajima volcano woke up. Webcam recorded eruption October 9 eruption height of 1600 meters, and the height of the October 10 release of 1500 meters.

Sakurajima (Sakurajima) — an active volcano and the island of the same name (now connected to the mainland). This is a complex volcano with a peak split into three peaks, Kitadake (northern peak), Nakadake (central peak) and Minamidake (southern peak), the most active. The island — about 77 square kilometers

North Peak volcano has a height of 1117 m in 1914, there was a big eruption of the volcano, the lava filled the strait between the island and the mainland, which is why Sakurajima became a peninsula.

Monitoring and prediction of volcanic eruptions are important because of the high population density around the volcano. Kagoshima City, with a population of 600,000 people, is located a few kilometers from the volcano, across the Strait.

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