891-4208 Kuchi-Erabu Island, Yakushima-cho@
|Again Volcano EruptedI|
There is currently an active volcano on Kuchinoerabu-jima. The volcano, which had erupted on May 29, 2015, at 9:59 local time.
All residents of the island and tourists (about 140) were evacuated to the Yakushima island by a ferry boat. One person (72 years old, man) suffered minor burns.
One minute after the eruption.
Photo by Mr. Ryo Futagami (14 years old, Student of junior high school)
at his school ground on May 29th, 10:00, one minute after the eruption.
four minutes after the eruption.
Photo by Mr. Ryo Futagami (14 years old, Student of junior high school) at his school ground on May 29th, 10:03, four minutes after the eruption.
|Volcano erupted after 34 years!.|
|Sea and Fish|
|Position||About 12 km to the west of Yakushima|
|Area||35.8 square km|
|Coast extension (ambient)||49.7 km|
|Population density||4.2 people (per square kilometer)|
|Maximum altitude||657 meters (Shindake)|
|Terrain||Large undulating mountains|
|Main industry||No industry|
|Shops and public facilities|
|Accommodation||8 guest houses
No hotel and inn
Be careful for lunch!
Visitors are encouraged to pack food.
|Shops||grocery store, liquor store
and gasoline SS
No general store
No super market and convenient store
|Medical care||Clinic of the Municipal:
|Banks||Japan Post Bank
|Post offices||one (three clerks)|
|Hot Springs||4 springs|
|Community centers||Two centers
Hon-mura and Yumugi have Community center, each.
|Branch of the town hall||Yakushima-cho branch office
Staff: one person
|Schools||School merger; one elementary school and one junior school
|Power plant||Heavy oil power plant(~300kw per hour)
||Calf breeding farm
One Cargo transport company,
8 Guest houses
|This site is maintained @@@@by
Erabu Senior Group
Ms. Kikuko Sueyoshi and Ms. Leslie Capobianco had us supervised an earlier version of English text of this site. This site could not be created without their help. We thank their sincerely.