National Geographic : 1923 Oct
THE EMPIRE OF THE RISEN SUN 433 Photograph from Dr. T. A. Jaggar, Jr. SAKURAJIMA VOLCANO IN ERUPTION, WITH THE CITY OF KAGOSHIMA IN THE FOREGROUND This remarkable photograph of the greatest volcanic eruption which has occurred in Japan in modern times was sent to the National Geographic Society by Dr. T. A. Jaggar, Jr., Professor of Geology in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Dr. Jaggar is now in Japan, having been directed by the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture to proceed to the stricken country to aid Professor Omori, head of the Japanese Earthquake Commission, in studying the recent disaster. The great Sakurajima eruption occurred in January, 1914. The center of Kagoshima, a city of 70,ooo inhabitants, was only four miles from the volcanic crater, but, as by a miracle, no lives were lost during the volcanic discharges.