Kirishima


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Kirishima

 

an active volcano in the southern part of the island of Kyushu in Japan. The name also is used for the group of 23 volcanoes of which it is a part. Maximum altitude, 1,700 m. Since A.D. 742,58 eruptions have been recorded. There are several lakes and hot springs in the area. Since 1934, Kirishima has been a national park.

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