This is the most fiery moment the Kirishima volcano group has experienced since 1959 — the eruption, starting yesterday, sent a plume of ash 1,500 feet into the air. More insane volcano footage below.

If you've ever watched an old science fiction TV show or movie with stock footage of a volcanic eruption, you'll wish they'd had access to video footage this lurid and insane. [via Pink Tentacle]