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.

Suwanosejima ejects large rocks 1 km (0.62 miles) from the crater, Japan

Suwanosejima ejects large rocks 1 km (0.62 miles) from the crater, Japan

Suwanosejima volcano erupted at 15:04 UTC on June 22, 2021 (12:04 JST, June 23), ejecting large rocks as far as 1 km (0.62 miles) from the crater and prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the Volcanic Alert Level from 2 to 3 (on a scale of 1 – 5)….

Strong eruption at Suwanosejima volcano, Alert Level raised, Japan

Strong eruption at Suwanosejima volcano, Alert Level raised, Japan

A strong explosive eruption took place at Suwanosejima's Mt. Otake crater at 17:51 UTC on December 27, 2020 (02:51 JST, December 28). As a result, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the Alert Level from 2 to 3 — Near-crater warning, do not approach…

Increased activity continues at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Increased activity continues at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Explosive eruption continues at Sakurajima volcano, with moderate to strong explosions on December 9 and 10 becoming nearly continuous. An explosion at 19:30 UTC on December 9, produced a volcanic ash column up to 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level, extending…

What’s new at Nishinoshima, a rapidly growing volcanic island in Japan

What’s new at Nishinoshima, a rapidly growing volcanic island in Japan

Nishinoshima is a volcanic island located in the Ogasawara archipelago, south of Tokyo, Japan that had been expanding since its eruption in 2013. Nishinoshima looks like a small island, but this is actually the summit of a huge seamount that rises more than 3 km…