Speaking of high adaptability to natural disasters, certainly no country can surpass Japan. People here must live with earthquakes often, sometimes face tsunamis. In some places, people still have to live right in the crater – the main cause of these two disasters.
Aogashima Island in Japan
Aogashima is a volcanic island belonging to Tokyo, Japan. There are no sandy beaches around the island, only rugged cliffs. In the middle is a giant crater with a deep hollow. This is home to about 200 brave people.
The rustic village of the island of Aogashima
It is said that valiantly because volcano on Aogashima island is still considered active. In the last eruption in 1785, nearly half of the 327 inhabitants were killed. For several decades since then, Aogashima has become a deserted island. It was not until 1824 that people returned to live.
This giant volcano is still considered active
So far more than 200 years have passed, the volcano on Aogashima island is no longer imposing but still flickering. Standing on the island, you can still see smoke coming out of the volcano. In short, there is still a risk of eruption at any time.
Not only is the risk of volcanic potential, residents on the island also have many inconveniences in traveling. The special four-terrain terrain makes boats impossible to dock and can only stop at a specially built place. However, going to the boat is also a problem. The cliffs surrounding the village are too high, the lowest place is also 50m and the highest is 200m. If there is a natural disaster, people cannot quickly evacuate by boat.
Special terrain makes it difficult for islanders to use boats
But in the risk of having a luck, there are no boats but there are quite aircraft. With Japanese science and technology, building an airport on the island is as easy as hand. People from Aogashima Island can now fly to helicopters everywhere, while other islanders have to row their boats to the top.
Landing heliport right in the crater
For those who haven't realized what this is, it's a lounge area for passengers
Before departure, there will be staff to guide you and ensure your safety
People on Aogoshima Island move by this luxurious means
In addition, living on the island is dangerous and lacking, but in return, people will be soaked in hot springs in the crater for free.