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Niijima and Nishino-Jima islands merge (Japan)
Friday Dec 27, 2013 07:03 AM | BY: T
The two islands of Nishino-Jima (t) and Niijima (b) have merged.
The recently born new Niijima island merged with the main island Nishino-Jima yesterday. Both are in fact two summits of the same volcanic edifice. Activity continues to enlarge the new land by lava flows and occasional strombolian explosions.
The video from the day before, taken by Japanese Coast Guard, shows the situation immediately before the "contact".
Thursday, Dec 26, 2013
El Hierro (Canary Islands, Spain)
: Although earthquakes have largely ceased for the moment, the island experiences ongoing rapid inflation and harmonic tremor, both signs that an eruption could be imminent. ... [more]
Thursday, Dec 26, 2013
Although earthquakes have largely ceased for the moment, the island experiences ongoing rapid inflation and harmonic tremor, both signs that an eruption could be imminent. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013
The new seismic / deformation crisis continued over night with about 20 quakes between magnitudes 2-3 today so far (during the first 6 hours). The key obsservations are: ... [more]
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