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The Sakura-Jima Eruption of January, 1914


PROF. OMORI has recently published a second valuable memoir on the eruption of Sakura-jima, which occurred on January 12, 1914.1 The volcano lies in Kagoshima Bay, in South Japan, a few miles to the east of the city of Kagoshima. Until the last eruption Sakura-jima was an island. It is now connected by a lava-stream with the east side of the bay. The part of the bay lying to the north of Sakura-jima ranges in depth from 70 to 107 fathoms, and is apparently of the same origin as the deep lakes which are found behind the sea-coast volcanoes of Usu-san and Tarumai-san.

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    The Sakura-jima Eruptions and Earthquakes II. Bull. Imp Earthq. Inv. Com., vol. viii., 1916, pp. 35 179. The first memoir was noticed in NATURE, vol. xciv., p. 289; see also vol. xcii., pp. 716 17.

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DAVISON, C. The Sakura-Jima Eruption of January, 1914. Nature 98, 57–58 (1916).

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