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Miyakejima is an island in the Location Map of Islands The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu, Japan. Administratively, they form part of Tokyo. The largest is Oshima (or Izu Oshima). Others include Toshima, Niijima, Kozushima, Miyakejima, Mikurajima, and Hachijojima... Izu group, southeast of Honshū (本州) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and north-east of Kyushu across the Shimonoseki Strait. Worldwide, it is either the seventh or eighth largest island, depending on... Honshu, Official language Japanese Capital Tokyo Largest City Tokyo Emperor Akihito Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 60th 377,835 km² 0.8% Population  - Total ( 2004)  - Density Ranked 10th 127,333,002 337/km² GDP  - Total (PPP, 2005)  - Total (nominal)  ... Japan. It is A volcano (plural, volcanoes) is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the earths interior made molten or liquid by high pressure and temperature) erupts through the surface of the planet. Although there are numerous volcanoes (some very active) on the solar systems rocky planets... volcanic in origin, and the main volcano, Mount Oyama, has erupted several times in recent history. A Lava is molten rock that a volcano expels during an eruption. Due to its high temperature, ranging from 700 °C to 1200 °C (1300 °F to 2200 °F), when first exuded from a volcanic vent, lava is liquid, but with a viscosity 100,000 times that of water. Nevertheless, it... lava flow in 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-February January 5 - FM radio is demonstrated to the FCC for the first time. January 6 - World War II: Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the Poznan, Warthegau. January 12 - World War... 1940 killed 11 people, and other eruptions occurred in 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January January 1 - Western Samoa becomes independent from New Zealand January 3 - Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro January 4 - New York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board January 5... 1962 and 1983 is an integer and composite number that represents a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 1 - Beat Raaflaub became Basel Boys Choirs new conductor January 1 - the ARPANET officially changes to use the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet. January 1 - compulsory wearing... 1983. [1] (http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/north_asia/miyakejima/oyama.html)


On July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. Events 1223 - In France, Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France. 1789 - French Revolution: Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille... July 14, 2000 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 2000 From Wikipedia 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Popular culture also holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd... 2000, Mount Oyama began another series of eruptions, and by September, the island was completely evacuated. After a four-year period of volcanic emissions, residents were allowed to return permanently on February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 333 days remaining, (334 in leap years). Events 1662 - The Chinese pirate Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege. 1713 - The or is published. 1884 - Edition one of the Oxford English... February 1, 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January Iraqi police officers hold up their index fingers marked with purple indelible ink, a security measure to prevent double voting. Worldwide aid effort continues to develop in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. January 3... 2005.


Miyakejima is famous for its traditional Taiko drummers in Aichi, Japan The word taiko (太鼓) means simply big drum in Japanese. Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums (和太鼓, wa-daiko, Japanese drum, in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble... taiko performances, known as kamitsuki kiyari taiko, as well as being home to the rare endemic Izu Thrush. [2]  (http://www.asahi.com/english/vox/TKY200502030145.html)


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Miyakejima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (152 words)
Miyakejima (三宅島) is an island in the Izu group, southeast of Honshu, Japan.
It is volcanic in origin, and the main volcano, Mount Oyama, has erupted several times in recent history.
Miyakejima is famous for its traditional taiko performances, known as kamitsuki kiyari taiko, as well as being home to the rare endemic Izu Thrush.
Mount Oyama, Miyakejima Island, Japan (810 words)
The Miyakejima Airport was closed as well as some of the island's roads due to falling ash and reduced visibility.
Miyakejima is one of a chain of seven islands south of Tokyo.
Rescue teams are evacuating residents of Miyakejima Island in preparation of an imminent eruption.
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