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Sakurajima, Japan

Mount Sakurajima at Sunset
Sakurajima volcano in Japan is currently one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The city of Kagoshima is just a few kilometers from the volcano and the city regularly carries out evacuation drills in order to be prepared for a major eruption.

Sakurajima was once an island but the lava flows from a huge eruption in 1914 swallowed up a number of nearby islands and Sakurajima eventually became connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus.

View a video of the volcano on Google Maps

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