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Unzen volcano

Unzen (Jap 雲 仙岳 Unzen-dake.) - Volcanic group on the Japanese island of Kyushu. The volcano is located on the Shimabara Peninsula in the southwestern part of the island. Height -. 1486 m At the moment the volcano is considered to be weakly active. Volcanic activity recorded since 1663. Since then, the volcano has erupted repeatedly. Unzen Volcanic eruption in 1792 is among the five most destructive eruptions in the history of mankind on the number of casualties. There was volcanic tsunami up to 55 meters high, which killed more than 15,000 people. In 1991, 43 scholars and journalists have been buried beneath lava, which rolled down the slope of the volcano.

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