Due to my geeky interest in volcanoes, I was keen to understand what kind of eruption occurred in Japan this week.
Phreatic eruptions were new to me so, I embarked on a bit of internet reading. The Wikipedia page on the topic had already – two days after the sad event – been updated to include the Mount Ontake eruption.
I know it’s good that we can have such up-to-date information, but it just felt a little creepy. Probably to do with how it was worded, but it seemed to relegate the deaths of all those hikers to history, even while they were still finding bodies.