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Sakurajima Volcano Eruption

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Oct11-13, 06:39 AM
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As one of the world's most active volcanoes, Sakurajima can erupt more than a thousand times a year.

It's also one of the most accessible volcanoes. "You can get off a plane, rent a car, and be there in half an hour," says Tom Pfeiffer, a volcanologist and photographer who captured these images. "In three or four hours, there's a good chance to see really beautiful eruptions."

Sakurajima first erupted about 13,000 years ago inside a much older volcanic crater. Today its cone rises 3,664 feet (1,117 meters) above Kagoshima Bay (map) off the southern coast of the island of Kyushu.
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Greg Bernhardt
Nov30-13, 09:08 PM
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"Sakurajima can erupt more than a thousand times a year". Wow! One to stay away from!

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