With no sign of eruption, Iceland lowers volcano warning

Aug 25, 2014

With no sign of eruption, Iceland lowers volcano warning

Iceland lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red on Sunday after further analysis of an apparent eruption under a glacier found there had been no eruption after all. The risk level had been raised to ...

Volcanic Nishinoshima still smoking, growing

Jul 25, 2014

Volcanic Nishinoshima still smoking, growing

Far-flung Nishinoshima Island is still smoldering and sending lava flowing from its craters into the Pacific Ocean, new aerial images showed Friday. The volcanic island some 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo has merged with a volcanic islet that formed in November and ...

Apr 17, 2014

Drone deployed to monitor erupting volcanic island

Japan dispatched a drone last month to survey Nishinoshima Island, the erupting volcano in the Ogasawara chain about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan said. The unmanned aerial vehicle will provide safer and cheaper data than conventional methods requiring ...

Tokyo air pollutant traced to Kyushu volcano, China link discounted

Nov 14, 2013

Tokyo air pollutant traced to Kyushu volcano, China link discounted

Volcanic gas carrying sulfur dioxide released from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture is partly responsible for spikes in the level of the air pollutant PM2.5 in the Kanto and Tokai regions, according to the government’s Meteorological Research Institute. The institute ruled out pollutants from ...