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Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): island continues to grow towards the north

Sa, 27. Dez 2014, 14:56
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Nishinoshima seen on 25 Dec 2014 (Japanese Coast Guard)
Nishinoshima seen on 25 Dec 2014 (Japanese Coast Guard)
Evolution of the island Nishino-Shima between November 2013 and December 2014(Japanese Coast Guard)
Evolution of the island Nishino-Shima between November 2013 and December 2014(Japanese Coast Guard)
The eruption continues well into its second year, steadily enlarging the island with lava flows. During the past weeks, most activity has been concentrated to produce flows towards the north and northwest where the island has been growing considerably.
By now, nothing is left of the former small island, result of the 1973 eruption, and the surface of the island is currently about 10 times of what it had been before the ongoing eruption.
At the main vent, a cinder cone has formed that probably by now reaches more than 100 m in elevation. Explosive activity continues as mild to moderate strombolian activity, producing a steam and light ash plume rising several hundred meters:

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Mi, 3. Dez 2014, 18:17

Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan) activity update

Steam plume from Nishinoshima on 27 Nov 2014 (Landsat 8 image / NASA Earth Observatory)
The eruption continues and has been going for more than a year now. It has enlarged the island to 1.89 square km (0.73 square miles). The highest point is now approx. 100 m above sea level. ... Read all
Sa, 11. Okt 2014, 21:37

Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): old island has disappeared under fresh lava

Landsat 8 satellite image showing the Nishino-shima island on 8 Oct; white lines=contour of old island now covered by fresh lava flows (annotation: Culture Volcan)
The volcanic eruption on the remote island continues. A recent satellite image that the lava flows from the active vent(s) have now covered the older part of the island, the original tiny Nishino-Shima island. ... Read all
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caldera, submarine volcano approx 70 m / 215 ft (currently growing)
Volcano Islands, Japan, 27.27°N / 140.88°E
Aktueller Status: unruhig (2 von 5) Ausbrüche des Nishino-shima:
2019-ongoing, 2017, 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74
Typische Aktivität
explosive
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