29 Sep '14, 8pm

Ontake Erupts #NASA

Mount Ontake, a towering Japanese stratovolcano about 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted unexpectedly on September 27, 2014. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured these views of gas and steam rising from the volcano on September 27 (top) and September 28 (bottom). Early reports suggest this may have been a steam-driven phreatic eruption. Such eruptions can cause underground water to boil and flash to steam, generating explosions of steam, water, and ash with little warning. As many as 36 hikers are presumed dead, according to

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?...

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Japan’s Mount Ontake Eruption: At Least 36 Now Feared Dead

Japan’s Mount Ontake Eruption: At Least 36 Now ...

inhabitat.com 29 Sep '14, 4pm

At least 36 people are now feared dead in the aftermath of Saturday’s Mount Ontake volcanic eruption in Japan. Toxic gases...

VIDEO: Japan’s Mount Ontake Erupts, Killing One and Injuring Dozens More

VIDEO: Japan’s Mount Ontake Erupts, Killing One...

inhabitat.com 27 Sep '14, 10pm

today, killing at least one person, injuring dozens of others and stranding over 40 people on the mountain. Hikers on Japa...

Four people confirmed dead on Japan volcano #Ontake - NHK

Four people confirmed dead on Japan volcano #On...

straitstimes.com 28 Sep '14, 1pm

TOKYO (AFP) - The first deaths from the sudden eruption of a volcano in Japan have been confirmed, local media reported Su...

Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuring 8 hik...

straitstimes.com 27 Sep '14, 12pm

TOKYO (AFP) - A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, shooting ash and rocks into the air that reportedly left 11 ...