Mount Sakurajima
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Japanese volcano's 500th eruption this year

19 August 2013 Last updated at 08:42 BST

A Japanese city has been covered in ash after a massive volcanic eruption.

Mount Sakurajima on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu spewed ash 5,000 metres into the air.

People in nearby Kagoshima city had to use masks and umbrellas to protect themselves as the ash fell onto the streets.

The volcano has erupted 500 times this year!