Strong eruption at Ibu volcano, North Maluku, Indonesia

Strong eruption at Ibu volcano, North Maluku, Indonesia

A strong eruption took place at Ibu volcano, Indonesia at 07:46 UTC on May 16, 2022, ejecting thick gray ash up to 3.8 km (12 240 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange and the Alert Level at 3.

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

The Horn of Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive failed rain season and the worst drought since 1981. At least 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are already affected and there are fears this number could jump to 20 million.

Lava flow eruption at Etna, tremor at high levels and rising, Italy

Lava flow eruption at Etna, tremor at high levels and rising, Italy

An eruptive fracture opened on the northern flank of Etna’s Southeast Crater on the evening of May 12, 2022, after series of ash emissions. This led to the production of a small lava flow whose front reached the northern base of the crater. The flow is still active and producing ash- and steam-rich plumes as of early Saturday morning, May 14.

Large explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Large explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A series of strong explosions took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy on May 13, 2022. The first event was a moderately strong explosion at 14:42 UTC, followed by a dozen other events over the next three minutes of which the most energetic was at 14:43 UTC.

Alert level for Awu volcano raised to 3, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Alert level for Awu volcano raised to 3, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

The Volcanic Alert Level for Awu volcano, located in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, was raised from Level 2 to 3 on May 11, 2022, after earthquake energy values ​​showed a drastic increase on May 9 and 10. The last eruption of this volcano took place in June 2004 (VEI 2).

Red River Valley facing its worst flooding in a decade, Canada/U.S.

Red River Valley facing its worst flooding in a decade, Canada/U.S.

An extreme spring blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled the Red River of the North and its tributaries, driving them out of their banks and across a broad, flat floodplain. The deluge comes one year after the same region endured extreme drought.