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Incredible Video Captures Volcano Eruption In Japan, Climbers Fleeing For Their Lives

Incredible Video Captures Volcano Eruption In Japan, Climbers Fleeing For Their Lives

Mt. Ontake volcano erupted Saturday in Japan, sending a massive ash cloud into the sky. Update: 36 people are believed to have died in the eruption.

Posted on September 27, 2014, at 1:42 a.m. ET

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The volcano, located in central Japan, erupted at 11:53 a.m. Saturday. Twitter user @setori_ posted a photo from the volcano crater just moments before the eruption.

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"Seven people were lightly injured and one person suffered serious injuries as a result of the eruption," a Nagano prefecture fire department spokesperson told Reuters.

Wow, looks like a serious eruption! RT @wataruen: Mt. Ontake erupting in Japan @eruptionsblog RT @volcanic_bot: 御嶽山

James Reynolds@EarthUncutTV

Wow, looks like a serious eruption! RT @wataruen: Mt. Ontake erupting in Japan @eruptionsblog RT @volcanic_bot: ???

10:27 PM - 26 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Japanese Meteorological Agency raised the volcano alert level for Mt. Ontake to 3 on a scale of 1 to 5.

JMA issues Level 3 alert for Ontakesan #volcano after eruption today injures ~ 10 hikers. #Japan

Steve Herman@W7VOA

JMA issues Level 3 alert for Ontakesan #volcano after eruption today injures ~ 10 hikers. #Japan

11:22 PM - 26 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Aerial pictures from Japanese state broadcaster NHK showed nearby buildings blasted with volcanic ash.

映像では石が降っていた。 救助に向かってるらしい。 #NHK #御岳 #噴火 Eruption of Ontake san, Japan

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11:10 PM - 26 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Other people in the area posted images of smoke and ash rising over Mt. Ontake.

御嶽山噴火した 外真暗なって火山灰すごくて 山小屋避難しとる 本間に死ぬかと思った

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8:49 PM - 26 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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8:59 PM - 26 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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