New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from June 22 to 28, 2022. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes.
One person has been killed and another one was seriously injured as they were climbing the off-limits peak of Popocatepetl volcano when it erupted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
A strong eruption took place at Chikurachki volcano, Russia at around 20:00 UTC on June 23, 2022, forcing KVERT to raise the Aviation Color Code from Green to Orange.
New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from June 15 to 21, 2022. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported 18 volcanoes.
Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has started making comprehensive preparations for a possible eruption of Mount Fuji (Fujisan) – the country’s highest and most noted volcano, located 100 km (62 miles) SW of Tokyo. Its last known eruption took place in December 1707 (VEI 5), spewing ash for more than 2 weeks, with a few centimeters accumulating in the city of Edo, present-day Tokyo.
A notable eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Russia at 20:52 UTC on June 19, 2022, ejecting ash up to 8.2 km (27 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Tokyo VAAC. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange (2/4).
A brief period of strong volcanic tremor was recorded over the weekend at Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2. An eruption at the volcano may occur at any level, and levels may not move in sequence as activity can change rapidly.
New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from June 8 to 14, 2022. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes.
Very high concentrations of aerosols originating from the plume of volcanic gas and ash produced by the massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022, are now causing stunning, fiery colors in the sky over New Zealand.
Submarine eruption continues at Kavachi volcano in the Solomon Islands since it entered the current eruptive phase in October 2021.