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Mount Unzen
Unzen pyroclastic and lahar deposits.jpg
Mt. Unzen, showing extensive pyroclastic flow and lahar deposits
Elevation 1,486 m (4,875 ft)
Location Kyūshū, Japan
Type Complex stratovolcano
Age of rock Oldest 500 kyr
Last eruption February to May 1996
In the distance, Mt. Unzen, 2005

Mount Unzen (雲仙岳 Unzen-dake) is a Japanese volcano near the city of Shimabara in Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū. Unzen is an active volcano.


Unzen has erupted many times.


  • June 3, 1991 (Heisei 3): The volcano erupted violently, killing 43 scientists and journalists.

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