Tag - volcanoes



The eruption of a volcano on Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture on Wednesday
Feb 14, 2024
Sakurajima volcano erupts; no immediate reports of injuries
The Kagoshima Meteorological Office maintained the volcanic activity alert level at three, urging people not to approach the volcano.
A construction vehicle is seen near a steaming lava flow following a volcanic eruption on the edge of Grindavik, Iceland.
WORLD / Society
Feb 1, 2024
Iceland prepares for a future of increased volcanic activity
Icelanders are working to build dykes to protect homes from lava flows, with engineers fine-tuning how tall and steep the barriers should be.
The summit of Mount Fuji in October. An eruption of the volcano could bring immediate, immeasurable damage to parts of Japan.
Jan 14, 2024
Avoiding a catastrophe if Mount Fuji erupts after major quake
Drills have shown that such a double disaster could prove catastrophic for parts of Japan.
Suwanose Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on early Sunday following an eruption
Jan 14, 2024
Volcano erupts on southwestern Japanese island
The eruption occurred at 12:22 a.m. at Mount Otake on Suwanose Island of Kagoshima Prefecture, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
A volcano spews lava and smoke as it erupts in Grindavik, Iceland, on Monday.
Dec 19, 2023
Volcano erupts near evacuated town in Iceland
The eruption near capital Reykjavík has not affected flights in the country's main international airport.
An emergency vehicle drives through volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Marapi near Sumatra Island's village of Nagari Lasi on Sunday.
Dec 3, 2023
Hikers evacuated as Indonesia volcano spews ash tower
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties after the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Marapi, but 42 hikers were unaccounted for.
Plumes of smoke rise from a new isle after a recent volcano on Iwo Jima on Nov. 3.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 7, 2023
New isle emerges after underwater volcano erupts south of Tokyo
A recent undersea volcanic eruption has led to the formation of a new isle off the coast of Iwo Jima, about 1,200 kilometers south of Tokyo.
Former firefighter Yoshifumi Usui now guides tourists in search of active pursuits in and around the Aso caldera.
LIFE / Travel
Oct 21, 2023
In volcanic Aso, the land gives much more than it takes
Locals in Aso have a saying: “The land takes away, but it gives us something, too.”
Many scientists say more research into volcanoes is vital to gauge how far eruptions can briefly affect the long-term trend of global warming, which is primarily driven by burning fossil fuels.
Sep 15, 2023
Why is 2023 so hot? A rare Pacific volcano is among the suspects
Greenhouse gas emissions are overwhelmingly to blame, scientists say, but water vapor from the Tonga eruption last year may have played a role too.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 30, 2023
New research finds Mount Fuji may have erupted more often than previously thought
Scientists found that there were six eruptions between 5,050 and 3,900 years ago — a period of time that was previously thought to have seen little volcanic activity at Japan"s highest peak.
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2023
Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano spews ash and rocks
More than 12,800 people have been moved to evacuation centers, the Philippine civil defense office said, most from farming villages at or near the foot of the Mt. Mayon volcano.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants
Jun 11, 2023
Villa del Nido: Local produce, Italian technique, volcanic backdrop
Tucked away among the smallholdings of a rural community in Unzen City, it seems an unlikely setting for Villa del Nido’s sophisticated, Italian-accented, farm-to-table cuisine.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2023
Mount Fuji eruption escape plan calls on residents to evacuate on foot
The update to the evacuation plan is the first in nine years and is based on revisions made to the Mount Fuji hazard map in 2021.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 16, 2023
New analysis reveals dynamic volcanism on Venus
Radar images taken by NASA"s Magellan spacecraft show that a volcanic vent about 1.6 kilometers wide on the Venusian surface expanded and changed shape over an eight-month span in 1991.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2023
Sakurajima volcano erupts in southwestern Japan
The meteorological office said it had detected a slight swelling of the mountain from around Jan. 14.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 15, 2023
One year on, massive Tonga eruption still reverberates across Pacific Rim
The blast underscored the risks to other nations in the "Ring of Fire," particularly Japan, and the importance of gathering precise data to understand just how big those threats might be.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2022
Tokyo’s long-term plan to become more disaster resilient
The capital is planning to upgrade its infrastructure by 2049 to be better prepared for heavy rain and flooding events.
Japan Times
Dec 4, 2022
Japan's Meteorological Agency says there was no tsunami impact from Java volcano
Japan's weather agency said there was no tsunami impact in Okinawa from an Indonesian volcano that erupted on Sunday.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2022
Sakurajima volcano erupts for three straight days, but no injuries reported
The Meteorological Agency maintained its highest alert level, but said it was not expecting a large eruption similar to one at the same volcano in 1914 that caused a large number of deaths.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Feb 14, 2022
Okinawa’s floating pumice mass likely to disappear by June, experts say
Experts say that the drifting of pumice stones from the Fukutoku-Okanoba underwater volcano in the Ogasawara Islands has already passed its peak.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
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