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|Meteorology - The science that deals with the
phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather
A volcano in Japan erupted on
Saturday, September 27th. Mount Ontake, about 130 miles west of Tokyo, erupted
shortly before noon on Saturday, sending thick plumes of smoke and rocks into
the air. About 250 people were near the 3,067-metre peak when the eruption
occurred. Most were able to make their way down the mountain to safety.
Officials said the volcano had shown no indication that it was about to erupt
with such force. An official at the volcano division of the meteorological
agency said that although there had been a rising number of small earthquakes
detected at Ontake since 10 September, the eruption could not have been
predicted easily. This eruption of Ontake was not especially powerful, but
distributed several centimetres of ash across areas close to the summit. It
seems similar to its 1979 eruption, which is the only other eruption of this
volcano in historic times.
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