Moderate volcanic activity continues at Alaid volcano, Russia, with ash emissions rising up to 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level at 05:20 UTC on September 27, 2022, according to the Tokyo VAAC.
A catastrophic tailings dam failure occurred at the Jagersfontein diamond mine in South Africa early Sunday morning, September 11, 2022, leaving at least 4 people dead and causing severe environmental damage.
Wildfires in Brazil are producing huge smoke clouds and high carbon monoxide concentrations, as shown in the Copernicus/Sentinel-5P image acquired on September 1, 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.
Submarine eruption continues at Kavachi volcano in the Solomon Islands since it entered the current eruptive phase in October 2021.
The second large plume of Saharan dust reached the Caribbean and South America on June 7, 2022, after a journey of more than 5 500 km (3 400 miles), as forecasted by Copernicus CAMS and confirmed by Sentinel-5p Aerosol index.
A large wildfire scorched around 250 ha (617 acres) of forest on the NE flank of Stromboli volcano at the end of May 2022. Fueled by strong winds, the fire also threatened some homes near the coast.
Earthquake activity continues in the Reykjanes/Svartsengi volcanic system, with around 370 earthquakes detected on May 19, 2022.
A large plume of Saharan dust emerged off the coast of western Africa this week and has now reached the Caribbean Sea and South America. This is the season’s first large plume of Saharan dust to cross the Atlantic.
An extreme spring blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled the Red River of the North and its tributaries, driving them out of their banks and across a broad, flat floodplain. The deluge comes one year after the same region endured extreme drought.