Ontake-san volcano news & activity updates:
Ontake-san volcano (Honshu, Japan) activity update
The volcano continues to emit plumes of steam and possibly some ash Tokyo VAAC reports.
Sat, 4 Oct 2014, 21:5221:52 PM | BY: T
In the meanwhile, search and rescue operations continue on the volcano. The death toll from last week's sudden explosion has risen to 51 fatalities. Most of them were attributed to head trauma (killed by impact of ballistic projectiles in the summit region of the volcano).
Wed, 1 Oct 2014, 15:21
The death toll from Saturday's powerful, and deadly explosion of the volcano has now climbed to 48, press reports. The eruption was a sudden, unexpected (and unpredictable) phreatic explosion, i.e. caused by sudden evaporation of overheated water in the hydrothermal system of the volcano. ... read all
Sun, 28 Sep 2014, 06:52
Yesterday's eruption might have caused more than 30 fatalities, Japanese press reports. Most of them were apparently killed by heart and respiratory failure after inhaling ash when caught in the outer areas of a pyroclastic flow or ash cloud descending the mountain. ... read all
Sat, 27 Sep 2014, 20:59
A large explosive eruption occurred at Japan's second highest volcano today at 11:56 local time. An explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 4 km and a large pyroclastic flow that swept down the southwestern flank. ... read all