Japanese Volcano Erupts

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



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laura
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wow that must be really scary

laura
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wow that must be really scary and for the kids stay safe people

sunnybrae
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sunnybrae

Scary

tamatea
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tamatea

that is soooo SCARY

tamatea
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tamatea

that is so sad

kirsty
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kirsty

oh no

zion
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that is really scary for the people in the area:(:(:(

israel and ashlyn
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this is a very scary article did the people live

israel and ashlyn
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this is the scariest story i have ever seen i

zion
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it is very scary i feel sorry for the people and the kids that lost there family

israel
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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

Ashlyn
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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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Ashley
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I hope all those people that past away will be reminded.

Praisy
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Praisy

Im very sad that happned

1Dlover45
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wowowowowow

flower
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flower

You know that Mt Fuji is a volcano and it will go BOOOMB very soon….

Blossom
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Blossom

I feel sorry for all the people that are there and I hope that they are safe

ccc
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ccc

i fell sory

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