When Lightning Strikes Erupting VolcanoesS

Japan's Mount Kirishima is experiencing its biggest eruption in 50 years, sending smoke and ash 5,000 feet up into the air. And for the hell of it, a lightning bolt decided to strike the volcano at the same time.

When Lightning Strikes Erupting VolcanoesS

Mount Kirishima is located on Kyushu, Japan's southernmost island. Luckily, meteorological experts don't believe the volcano will pose any threat to nearby residents, nor will it erupt in any major way. Flights are mostly unfazed as well, though a few domestic flights were cancelled. Mostly, we're just treated to some awesome looking videos and photos, of which there are more over at the [Daily Mail].

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