Yes, that’s right: Japan’s Mt. Sakurajima has erupted for the 500th time this year. However, the latest eruption is reported to be the largest in decades.
Some of the pictures from this latest eruption are incredible:
— Kirijax (@KiriJax) August 18, 2013
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 18, 2013
Video of the falling ash:
— Epic Cosmos (@EpicCosmos) August 19, 2013
According to reports, volcanic ash shot 5,000 meters, or over three miles, into the sky.
Here’s a pic of one of the past eruptions:
— Mikado Shimbun (@MikadoShimbun) August 19, 2013
Editor’s note: This post initially identified an old photo as one from the latest eruption of Mt. Sakurajima. We apologize for the error and have corrected the post.