Buildings near Mount Ontake are covered in volcanic ash
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Mount Ontake volcano erupts in Japan

Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash into the sky.

Local authorities have warned climbers to avoid the area.

Japan's meteorological agency raised the alert level to three on a scale of one to five.

It has warned that debris from the volcano could fall up to four kilometres (2.5 miles) away.

  • 27 Sep 2014
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