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Nishimashima island seen from the air on 19 Jan 2016 (Japan Coast Guard)
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
An aerial survey on 19 Jan showed that no activity occurred recently. The eruption can now be regarded as over. [more]
Nishinoshima island as of 27 Dec 2015 (Japan coast guard)
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
The eruption seems to have ended in mid December. During the past two visits of the Japanese Coast Guard on 27 Dec and 3 Jan 2016, no more eruptive activity has been noted. ... [more]
 

Nishino-shima volcano

caldera, submarine volcano approx 70 m / 215 ft (currently growing)
Volcano Islands, Japan, 27.27°N / 140.88°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Nishino-shima volcano books
Last update: 26 Jan 2016
Typical eruption style: explosive
Nishino-shima volcano eruptions: 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74 Nishino-shima on 18 Oct 2015 (Japanese Coast Guard) No recent earthquakes
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Nishimo-shima volcano (西之島, literally: Western Island, also: Rosario Island) is the tiny submerged part of a caldera in the northern Volcano Islands of Japan. The small 700 m wide island was significantly enlarged during the last eruption in 1974, which joined several new islands that formed then.
Water discoloration due to possible minor eruptions and / or shallow submarine hydrothermal activity in the area is a frequent sight.
The mostly submerged volcano is a massive seamount with prominent flank cones on the south, west and NE flanks. The southern cone rises to a depth of 214 m below the sea surface, 9 km SSE of Nishino-shima.


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