Over the weekend, Mounta Ontake in Japan erupted killing at least 36 individuals. Previously, we showed you footage of the eruption captured by hikers in the region. Now, new video from AFP shows just how quickly the volcanic ash spread. Experts now warn that further eruptions could be possible.
The LA Times reports on the havoc unleashed by the Volcano:
At 11:52 a.m. Saturday, authorities said, Mt. Ontake erupted without warning, spewing smoke and ash and, apparently, toxic fumes.
On Sunday, authorities said four hikers were confirmed dead and an additional 27 bodies were found on the mountain about 150 miles west of Tokyo.
At least 30 more people were injured, and a search and rescue crew including helicopters and about 300 people was dispatched to the area.
Naofumi Miyagi, spokesman with the Nagano prefecture police, said all 31 victims found lifeless showed signs of cardiopulmonary arrest; autopsies were conducted on four hikers who were brought down from the mountain Sunday afternoon.
Watch the terrifying video, AFTER THE JUMP…