Sakurajima


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Sakurajima

(säko͞o`rä`jĭmä), peninsula, Kagoshima prefecture, S Kyushu, Japan, in Kagoshima Bay opposite KagoshimaKagoshima
, city (1990 pop. 536,752), capital of Kagoshima prefecture, extreme S Kyushu, Japan, on Satsuma Peninsula and Kagoshima Bay. An important port, it has a navy yard.
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. Formerly an island, Sakurajima became a peninsula in 1914 when lava from three volcanic cones closed the channel (Mt. Sakurajima is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan). Its fruits and turnips are famous throughout Japan. Sakurajima and the northern part of Kagoshima Bay lie within the Aira caldera, formed by a massive volcanic eruption some 22,000 years ago.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Japan warned that the Sakurajima volcano, located 50 km from the just-restarted Sendai nuclear power plant, is showing signs of increased activity.
kilometres from the active Sakurajima volcano on the southern island
One of these, Sakurajima at the southern end of the western island of Kyushu, is 50 km (31 miles) from Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear plant, which was approved to restart by Japan's nuclear regulator earlier in September.
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The place is known for its distinctive legends, culture and traditions along with broad range of local cuisine, plus eye-catching natural beauties such as the listed world natural heritage site of Yakushima Island, the active volcano Sakurajima, and generous hot springs.
Being named as "The southern gateway of Japan", it is famous by its unique history, culture and a wide selection of local cuisine, as well as natural landscape attractions including Yakushima Island, the registered world natural heritage, the active volcano Sakurajima, and abundant hot springs.
It passed near Kagoshima Bay while overlooking Sakurajima, an active volcano in the prefecture.
Homes and businesses were showered with debris after Mount Sakurajima exploded.
The eruption came within two days after Mount Sakurajima in Japan also erupted and several earthquakes rocked New Zealand last week and the past weeks.
The Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan had a major eruption Sunday afternoon, spewing volcanic ash 5,000 meters into the sky, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Sakurajima in southwest Japan erupts with 5,000-m plume
The eruption of the 1,117-metre (3,665-foot) Mount Sakurajima near Kagoshima city took place around 4:30 pm (0730 GMT), Jiji Press said.