New eruption at underwater Funka Asane vent near Kita-Ioto volcano, Japan

New eruption at underwater Funka Asane vent near Kita-Ioto volcano, Japan

A new eruption has started at the underwater Funka Asane vent near Kita-Ioto volcano, Japan on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The last confirmed eruption at this volcano lasted from 1930 to 1945 (VEI 2). The eruption started at around 09:00 UTC on March 27, with ash rising…

Increased seismicity at Mount Ontake, Alert Level raised, Japan

Increased seismicity at Mount Ontake, Alert Level raised, Japan

Increased seismicity detected under Mount Ontake this week forced the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the volcano's Alert Level from 1 to 2 — the highest since August 21, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2014. It was a powerful…

Powerful phreatic explosion at Mount Asosan, Alert Level raised, Japan

Powerful phreatic explosion at Mount Asosan, Alert Level raised, Japan

A powerful phreatic explosion took place at Asosan's Nakadake crater at 02:43 UTC (14:43 JST) on October 20, 2021, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the Alert Level from 2 to 3 at 02:48 UTC. The eruption came one week after volcanic…

Eruption at Suwanosejima, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 3, Japan

Eruption at Suwanosejima, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 3, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Suwanosejima volcano from 2 to 3 at 17:30 UTC on September 16, 2021. Authorities are urging residents of Toshima Village, Kagoshima Prefecture to refrain from entering the danger zone. The…

Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

After a few months of low-level activity, a strong explosion took place at Japan's Sakurajima volcano at 02:55 UTC on December 2, 2020. Part of the eruptive column was obscured by a meteorological cloud, making height estimate difficult. Finally saw some…

Series of powerful eruptions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

Series of powerful eruptions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

Series of powerful eruptions were recorded at Nishinoshima volcano over the past couple of days. On August 3, 2020, the Tokyo VAAC warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to 4 900 m (16 00 feet) altitude. Volcanic activity surged in June 2020, with recurring…

High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, Japan

High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, Japan

High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, the Japan Meteorological Agency's reported on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. A powerful eruption took place on July 11, with incandescent material thrown high above the crater, large lava flows, and an ash plume…