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Mount Ontake Volcano Eruption

On Saturday, 27th of September, 2014, Mount Ontake in Japan erupted without any prior warning signs. The eruption stranded many hikers and there are reports of casualties as-well.

Mount Ontake, Japan’s second-highest volcano, standing at 3,067 m (10,062 ft) is located on the isle of Honshu, around 100 km (62 mi) northeast of Nagoya. 


Thought to be inactive until October 1979, it underwent a series of eruptions, ejecting 200,000 tons of ash. There were minor eruptions in 1984, 1991 and 2007.

Source: Reuters

This is what it looked like from a hiker's perspective:

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