Watch the breathtaking Japanese volcanic eruption that created giant plumes of ash 5,000 metres high and even lightning.
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Plumes of smoke, cracks of lighting and a flow of lava came bellowing out of Japan’s Mount Sakruajima this week.
Located in a scenic bay on the southern island of Kyushu, this 1,117 meter high volcano has been a sleeping giant for the past three years prior to this fiery spectacle.
The incident took place at 12:02 am on Tuesday at the mountain’s Showa crater, which resulted in a 5,000 meter high column of ash – but officials say no fatalities have been reported.
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