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.

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).

Heightened volcanic unrest continues at Ruapehu with high volcanic gas output, strong tremor and steam plumes

Heightened volcanic unrest continues at Ruapehu with high volcanic gas output, strong tremor and steam plumes

High levels of volcanic gas emissions and strong volcanic tremor continue at New Zealand’s Ruapehu volcano. The Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) temperature has risen to 41 °C (105.8 °F) and steam plumes can be observed in cold, still atmospheric conditions. The volcano is still at a heightened level of unrest. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2, with greater chances of eruption over the next four weeks than at Volcanic Alert Level 1.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption caused a major space weather event

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption caused a major space weather event

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano in Tonga erupted on January 15, 2022, it sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and tsunami waves around the world. Now, new research published in Geophysical Research Letters shows the effects of the eruption also reached space, causing a major space weather event.