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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01951

This torii, a Shinto shrine gate, was partially buried by ashfall deposits from the 1914 eruption. The posts and chains surround the gate to protect this historical landmark. The torii, originally 3 m high, is located at the village of Kurokami on the E coast of Sakurajima, 5 km from the summit. Photo by Norm Banks, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).

This torii, a Shinto shrine gate, was partially buried by ashfall deposits from the 1914 eruption. The posts and chains surround the gate to protect this historical landmark. The torii, originally 3 m high, is located at the village of Kurokami on the E coast of Sakurajima, 5 km from the summit.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: ash | deposit | ashfall | tephra | human impacts


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