Japanese Volcano Erupts

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Two weeks ago, the Japanese volcano Mount Ontake eruptedย causing huge plumes of ash and stones to fill the sky.

Officials warned those residing within 4km of the mountain to beware of debris caused by the huge eruption.

A woman who runs a lodge near the summit of the 3000 metre high mountain said, “It was like thunder. I heard boom, boom, then everything went dark.”

Over 150 people were trapped in buildings near the summit of Mount Ontake after the eruption.

It has been confirmed that 55 people are dead as a result of the eruption. Rescuers are still trying to make their way through the deep swamp of volcanic ash to find those still missing.

Early after the eruption, the layer of ash was 15cm thick and increasing rapidly. Some rescuers were even sinking into the ash as deep as their chests.

Mount Ontake last erupted in 2007.

Article written by ย Charlotte

16 Responses

  1. i am very sorry for the lost of the people and kids i wish this would never happen i am going to do a slide show about the mount ontake

  2. it was a tragic experience for those people i wish this was never going to happen.if it had happened in ice land it was good cause there is ice.

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