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Ontake-san volcano
complex volcano 3063 m / 10,049 ft
Honshu, Japan, 35.89°N / 137.48°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Ontake-san volcano eruptions:
27 Sep 2014, 2007, 1979-80, 774 AD
Typical eruption style:
explosive

Ontake-san volcano news & activity updates:

Ontake-san volcano (Honshu, Japan) activity update

Sat, 4 Oct 2014, 21:52
21:52 PM | BY: T
The volcano continues to emit plumes of steam and possibly some ash Tokyo VAAC reports.
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).

Previous news

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
In a screen grab from a YouTube video, hikers flee from Ontake on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Japan.
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
Pyroclastic flow during Ontake volcano's eruption today (Asahi.com)
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

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