Mount Ontake Volcano Erupts in Japan

Japan’s Mount Ontake Volcanic Eruption Traps Hikers – Volcano Erupts In Japan; 250 Trapped, 11 Hurt
Several climbers have been injured in Japan after Mount Ontake volcano erupted, sending huge plumes of ash and stones into the sky.
Witnesses heard a “thunder-like” boom before the eruption at the 3,067m (10,120ft) peak, situated between Nagano and Gifu prefectures.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the army will help rescue some 150 climbers sheltering in lodges near the summit.
Officials have warned residents within a 4km radius of the risk of debris.
Mount Ontake last erupted in 2007.

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