Mount Ontake searchers recover body from September eruption

Aug 1, 2015

Mount Ontake searchers recover body from September eruption

A body recovered after search operations on Mount Ontake resumed was identified as that of a 45-year-old man from Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture, the Nagano Prefectural Police said Saturday. The body of Tetsuya Inooka was found Friday on the mountain that straddles the border between ...

Volcanic alert raised for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido

Jul 28, 2015

Volcanic alert raised for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido

The Meteorological Agency has raised the volcanic alert for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido, saying a small eruption is possible. The five-point threat level for the 1,499-meter mountain in Akan National Park in eastern Hokkaido was raised on Tuesday from 1, “be mindful that the ...

Jul 24, 2015

Kick 'em Jenny undersea volcano rumbling off Grenada

An active underwater volcano off Grenada’s northern coast called Kick ‘em Jenny was rumbling Thursday and regional disaster authorities were put on alert even as they said it posed no threat of triggering destructive tsunami. Since its discovery in the 1930s, Kick ‘em Jenny ...

Volcano shuts down major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Jul 16, 2015

Volcano shuts down major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Ash spewing from an erupting volcano closed the airport serving Indonesia’s second-biggest city Thursday, as millions of people were traveling across the archipelago ahead of the Muslim holiday Eid. The shutdown of the international airport serving Surabaya, on the main island of Java, came ...

Jun 27, 2015

Volcanic alert level for Mount Ontake lowered to 2

The Meteorological Agency has lowered the volcanic alert level for Mount Ontake to 2 from 3 in light of the recent absence of eruptions and a decline in earthquakes at the volcano, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures. The alert system has five levels. ...

Jun 18, 2015

Mount Shindake erupts for second time

Mount Shindake rumbled back to life Thursday as a second eruption rocked Kuchinoerabu Island off Kagoshima Prefecture shortly past noon, the Meteorological Agency said. The scale of the volcano’s first eruption in 20 days was smaller than its May 29 blast but apparently took ...

Volcanic alert for Mount Asama raised to Level 2

Jun 12, 2015

Volcanic alert for Mount Asama raised to Level 2

The volcanic alert for Mount Asama has been raised to Level 2 from Level 1, meaning a small eruption might take place along the Gunma-Nagano border, the Meteorological Agency said Thursday. Level 2 calls for restrictions on entering areas around the crater. The no-go ...