Comprehensive preparations for a possible eruption of Mount Fuji, Japan

Comprehensive preparations for a possible eruption of Mount Fuji, Japan

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.

Brief period of strong volcanic tremor under Ruapehu, New Zealand

Brief period of strong volcanic tremor under Ruapehu, New Zealand

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.

Volcanic twilights over New Zealand

Volcanic twilights over New Zealand

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.

New eruption at Bulusan volcano covers nearby communities in heavy ash, Philippines

New eruption at Bulusan volcano covers nearby communities in heavy ash, Philippines

A new phreatic eruption was detected by the Bulusan Volcano Network at 20:37 UTC on June 11, 2022 (03:37 LT on June 12). The event lasted 18 minutes based on the seismic record but the eruption plume was not visible in camera monitors. Bulusan’s last eruption took place on June 5, forcing PHIVOLCS to raise the Alert Level to 1.