M3.9 and M1.5 solar flares erupt from AR 3112

M3.9 and M1.5 solar flares erupt from AR 3112

An impulsive M3.9 solar flare erupted from Active Region 3112 Beta at 08:42 UTC. The flare started at 08:36 and ended at 08:46 UTC. It was followed by M1.5 at 10:52 UTC from the same region.

Dozens of moai statues damaged in wildfires, some of them irreparable, Easter Island

Dozens of moai statues damaged in wildfires, some of them irreparable, Easter Island

Two wildfires broke out near the Rano Raraku volcanic crater in Easter Island, Chile last week, spreading to about 60 ha (150 acres) before they were brought under control. The flames entered the moai quarry where 386 iconic statues are located, causing irreparable damage to about 80 of them.

Alert Level for Mayon volcano raised to 2, Philippines

Alert Level for Mayon volcano raised to 2, Philippines

PHIVOLCS raised the Alert Level for Mayon volcano from 1 to 2 on October 7, 2022. The current unrest is driven by shallow magmatic processes that could eventually lead to phreatic eruptions or even precede hazardous magmatic eruption.

Increased activity at Sorikmarapi volcano, Indonesia

Increased activity at Sorikmarapi volcano, Indonesia

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).

Cuba’s electrical grid collapses after Hurricane “Ian”

Cuba’s electrical grid collapses after Hurricane “Ian”

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.

Unprecedented, simultaneous damage to both Nord Stream pipelines; Norway warns of threats from unidentified drones flying over gas and oil platforms

Unprecedented, simultaneous damage to both Nord Stream pipelines; Norway warns of threats from unidentified drones flying over gas and oil platforms

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.

Nanmadol hits Kyushu as 4th strongest typhoon in the recorded history of Japan

Nanmadol hits Kyushu as 4th strongest typhoon in the recorded history of Japan

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.