Largest volcanic eruption in 50 years happening right now in Japan

first_imgAny kind of eruption is something everyone wants to see happen, unless it stops your plane from flying. But on January 26, the largest volcanic eruption in 50 years happened in Japan.Mount Kirishima on the island of Kyushu blew its top. The violent eruption created a massive ash cloud, pyroclastic flows (fast moving, extremely hot gas flow), and large lava fragments (volcanic bombs) that flew a mile up in the air.Although the eruption started on the 26th, it is still ongoing with a webcam setup and updating once every 60 seconds. It still looks incredibly active, beautiful, and quite deadly all at the same time. Play it safe and watch the video feeds rather than attempting to visit in person.Read more at Our Amazing Planetlast_img