Japan Volcano

Japan Volcano

Sep 29, 2014, 08:48 AM IST
Dense white plumes rise high in the air as Mt. Ontake erupts in central Japan.
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Dense white plumes rise high in the air as Mt. Ontake erupts in central Japan.

Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt for the third day in Otaki village, in Nagano prefecture, Japan.
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Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt for the third day in Otaki village, in Nagano prefecture, Japan.

Climbers descend Mount Ontake in central Japan Sunday morning, Sept. 28, 2014, a day after an eruption.
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Climbers descend Mount Ontake in central Japan Sunday morning, Sept. 28, 2014, a day after an eruption.

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces descend Mount Ontake after they called off a search operation due to noxious fume in central Japan.
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Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces descend Mount Ontake after they called off a search operation due to noxious fume in central Japan.

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan.
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Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan.

Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in central Japan.
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Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in central Japan.

In this photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, climbers descend Mt. Ontake to flee as the volcanic moutain erupts in central Japan.
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In this photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, climbers descend Mt. Ontake to flee as the volcanic moutain erupts in central Japan.

In this photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, dense plumes rise from the summit crater of Mt. Ontake shortly after the volcanic mountain erupts in central Japan.
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In this photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, dense plumes rise from the summit crater of Mt. Ontake shortly after the volcanic mountain erupts in central Japan.

Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in Otaki village, in Nagano prefecture, Japan.
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Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in Otaki village, in Nagano prefecture, Japan.