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Mount Unzen
Unzen pyroclastic and lahar deposits.jpg
Mt. Unzen, showing extensive pyroclastic flow and lahar deposits
Highest point
Elevation 1,486 m (4,875 ft)
Location Kyūshū, Japan
Age of rock Oldest 500 kyr
Mountain type Complex stratovolcano
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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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Monte Unzen para niños

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