Indonesian PVMBG is reporting increased activity under the Sorikmarapi stratovolcano, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The last eruption at this volcano took place in 1986 (VEI 1).
Category 3 Hurricane “Ian” made landfall just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar del Rio Province of Cuba at 08:30 UTC on September 27, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h (125 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 952 hPa.
A sharp drop in pressure has been detected on Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines on September 26, 2022. The investigation into the cause is in progress. On the same day, Norway’s oil safety regulator warned of threats from unidentified drones seen flying near their offshore oil and gas platforms.
A huge fire broke out on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Rungis International Market – one of the world’s largest produce markets – in Paris, France destroying its fruit and vegetable warehouse. The market supplies Paris and its surrounding with much of its fresh food.
Powerful post-tropical cyclone Fiona made landfall in Atlantic Canada on September 23, 2022, as the deepest low-pressure system ever to hit Canada. Fiona washed away homes and cars, caused major structural damage, and left more than 500 000 customers across the region without power.
Remnants of Typhoon “Merbok” slammed into western Alaska, U.S. on September 16 and 17, 2022, bringing significant storm surge and high winds to the region. This was the worst September storm to hit Alaska since the 1970s.
Typhoon “Nanmadol” made landfall in Kyushu, Japan on September 18, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) and a central pressure of 935 hPa – making it the 4th strongest typhoon on record to make landfall in Japan. Historical records there date back to 1951.
The Volcanic Alert Level (VAL) for Taupō Volcano, New Zealand was raised to 1 (minor volcanic unrest) on September 20, 2022. The unrest is causing earthquakes and ground deformation at the volcano. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 260 CE.
Scientists from the University of Iceland, the Icelandic Met Office and their colleagues have published two papers in the latest issue of Nature presenting new findings from the 2021 eruption at Fagradalsfjall – the first eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula after 800 years of dormancy.
Home Reef submarine volcano in Tonga started erupting on September 9, 2022 and re-emerged above sea level. The activity at the volcano is fumarolic, releasing gas into the atmosphere up to 1 km (3 200 feet) above sea level. A Hazard Alert was issued to all marines to sail at least 5 km (3.1 miles) away from the volcano.