Apocalyptic Pictures of Mount Ontake Volcano Eruption

These apocalyptic pictures of Mount Ontake volcano eruption could be the scenography for a new natural disaster or moon landing Hollywood blockbuster.

But the following images are ‘real’ eerie photos of Mount Ontake unexpected volcanic eruption!

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Lunar landscape: Mount Ontake volcano is covered by ash.

Mount Ontake started erupting without warning at lunchtime on Friday spewing out small rock and ash over a two-mile wide area.

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Surreal landscape at Mount Ontake volcano covered with ash: Are we on the moon?

The massive explosion of ash and poison gas (pyroclastic flow) has injured many hikers, 30 of which have been found in a state of ‘cardiac arrest’ and are presumed dead.

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Orange-dressed rescue crew on ash-covered Mount Ontake in Japan – Apocalyptic photos

They are Japan’s first deaths from volcanic eruption since 1991, when 43 people died at Mount Unzen. Watch this insane video of the eruption as filmed by hikers.

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Landscape photography: Mount Ontake after unexpected pyroclastic flow on September 26, 2014

Rescue efforts continued today with army helicopters used to airlift survivors from the mountain side.

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How many hikers are still covered by Mount Ontake ash in Japan?

The volcano is 230km west of Tokyo but has not yet caused any disruption to flights in and out of the city.

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The ash cloud rolling down Ontake volcano on September 27, 2014. Look at the insane video!

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed the military to rescue the hikers from the area.

Rescue efforts have now been called off due to rising levels of toxic gas near summit and approaching nightfall.

Although terrifying, these landscape photos of Mount Ontake volcanic eruption are just mesmerizing. And as you may have understood it: Such natural disasters can occur unexpectedly and suddenly at any time! So be prepared and take care!

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