Volcanic Island of Aogashima.

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Aogashima is a small, tropical volcanic island in the Philippine Sea, under the administration of Tokyo despite being located some 358 kilometers away from the country’s capital.
It is the southernmost and the most isolated inhabited island of the Izu archipelago.
The island itself is a giant volcanic crater, and within that crater there’s another, smaller volcano.
Aogashima is still considered an active Class-C volcano though it last erupted in the 1780′s.
When last erupted it killed nearly half of the island’s population and forced the remaining inhabitants to flee. I
t took just fifty years for the people to return.
Today, some 200 brave villagers live on the island.
Read on via The Inhabited Volcanic Island of Aogashima, Japan | Amusing Planet.

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