By Scott Sutherland | Geekquinox â€“ 18 hours agoA 5km-tall cloud of ash exploded from Japan's Mt. Sakurajima on Sunday, August 18th
Mount Sakurajima, an 1,100 metre-tall volcano in the south of Japan, erupted on Sunday, sending a 5-kilometre-high cloud of ash into the sky â€” the tallest produced by this volcano since 1955.
To say that Mt. Sakurajima is an active volcano is a drastic understatement. The Sakurajima Volcano Research Center, which has been monitoring the volcano since 1960, says that there have been 7,300 eruptions in the past 45 years. According to Masato Iguchi, the head of the Research Center, there were a record number of eruptions in 2012, and apparently this is the 500th eruption so far this year.Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=74680.0