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.
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.
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.
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.