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Modified 23-Sep-11
Created 23-Sep-11
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A large volcano situated on the island of Sakurajima in Kagoshima Bay, southern Kyushu, has been averaging about four eruptions of ash a day, since the start of 2011, until now (late September). There are no signs that it will quieten down soon. It covers the city and surrounds in a layer of black dust every day, which turns to mud when it rains. It is a full time job for the city's residents to keep the ash under control.
PeacefulAcross the bayRed gateThrough the treesEruptionEruptionEarly morning eruptionEarly morning eruptionAshen treesDusty carDusty foliageSweeping the city