Our Amazing Planet Reports:
As Mount Kirishima, a volcano on the southern island of Kyushu, began erupting on Jan. 26. A giant ash cloud poured from the volcano, prompting the Tokyo VAAC to issue an ash warning for places above 25,000 feet (7.6 kilometers).
Mount Kirishima at sleep
Volcanic material shot from the crater, triggering pyroclastic flows, according to the blog Big Think.
Kirishima ejected volcanic bombs — lava fragments that are rounded as they fly through the air — more than a mile (2 kilometers) high from its vent, according to news reports. Images of the eruption show plumes of glowing material shooting a few hundred feet in the air. A volcanic vent is a gap in the Earth's crust through which lava and volcanic gases can escape.
Now, if I could just bottle that and use it for promotion or get it to erupt on cue, I'd be rich!
See the ongoing eruption on the Kirishima webcam. (NOTE: Next video frame may take as long as 60 seconds to update)