Ash emissions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan increased on October 2 and 3, 2022, after more than 12 months of relative quiescence.
Tropical Storm “Talas” formed on September 23, 2022, as the 15th named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season. The storm brought heavy rains and strong winds across central Japan, leaving 2 people dead and tens of thousands without power.
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.
Typhoon “Hinnamnor” – the first super typhoon of the season and the strongest tropical cyclone of the year – merged with Tropical Depression “Gardo” on September 1, 2022, and continued moving toward Okinawa, Japan. The system is expected to turn toward South Korea and Western Japan on September 5.
A large geyser started erupting on the grounds of a shrine in Oshamanbe Town, Hokkaido, Japan on August 8, 2022.
Tropical Storm “Meari” made landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture, close to capital Tokyo at 08:30 UTC (17:30 LT) on August 13, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 72 km/h (45 mph). The storm caused disruption to the roads and train and air services during the peak summer holiday season, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.
A new round of extremely heavy rain is battering parts of northern Japan on August 10, 2022. The event comes just 6 days after more than 540 000 people were ordered to evacuate from the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reports that for the first time in 1 000 years, volcanic eruptions spewing magma are believed to have taken place just off the southern coast of Japan’s Ioto island, also known as Iwojima and Iojima.
As of Thursday morning (LT), August 4, 2022, over 540 000 residents living in the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions of Japan were ordered to evacuate as heavy rains continue falling over the Sea of Japan shoreline, triggering floods and landslides.
A strong explosive eruption took place at Sakurajima volcano, Japan at 20:05 LT (11:05 UTC) on July 24, 2022, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the Volcanic Alert Level from 3 to 5 and urge residents living within 3 km (1.8 miles) from the volcano to evacuate.