Volcano Erupts Putting Central Japan on Alert: 30+ People Believed Dead

The bodies of more than 30 people, believed to be dead, have reportedly been discovered near the summit of an erupting volcano in central Japan.

With a sound likened to thunder, Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon on a clear autumn day, spewing large white plumes of ash high into the sky and sending people on the mountainside fleeing.

About 250 people were initially trapped on the slopes, but most made their way down by Saturday night.  The tally was lower than reported by local officials earlier, but the disaster agency warned that the numbers could still change.    Read More.

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