Mount Unzen

mountain in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

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.[1]

In the distance, Mt. Unzen, 2005


Unzen has erupted many times.[2]


  • June 3, 1991 (Heisei 3): The volcano erupted violently, killing 43 scientists and journalists.[4]

Related pagesEdit


  1. United States Geological Survey (USGS), "Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions Since 1500 A.D."; Geological Survey of Japan, "Active Volcanoes in Japan"; retrieved 2012-6-15.
  2. Johnston, Eric, "Latest volcano show: Shinmoe," Japan Times. 1 March 2011; retrieved 2012-6-15.
  3. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geophysical Data Center, Significant Earthquake; retrieved 2012-6-15.
  4. Connor, Steve. "The men and women in woolly hats who risk their lives to study volcanoes," The Independent (UK). 22 April 2010; retrieved 2012-6-15.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Mount Unzen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°45′24″N 130°17′40″E / 32.75667°N 130.29444°E / 32.75667; 130.29444