Japan's Mt. Ontake erupts without warning

by Anonymous on Sep. 28th, 2014

Mt. Ontake, a volcano in central Japan erupted unexpectedly yesterday surprising scientists and some 200 hikers on its slopes. So far, more than two dozen bodies of victims have been recovered by rescuers. Volcanoes in Japan are monitored closely and checked for signs of imminent eruption such as increased earthquake activity. But Mt. Ontake came alive yesterday without any warning whatsoever, blanketing its slopes - and everything on them - under a thick layer of ash.

The Guardian report
The science behind Mt. Ontake's eruption
BBC report (with add'l video)

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