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Nishino-shima volcano
caldera, submarine volcano approx 70 m / 215 ft (currently growing)
Volcano Islands, Japan, 27.27°N / 140.88°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Nishino-shima volcano eruptions:
2019-ongoing, 2017, 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74
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Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan): effusive-explosive eruption continues

Tuesday Jun 16, 2020 08:03 AM | BY: MARTIN

Ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @SherineFrance/twitter)
Ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @SherineFrance/twitter)
Ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @SherineFrance/twitter)
Ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @SherineFrance/twitter)
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) did a flight observations yesterday.
An explosions at the volcano generated a dense gray and black ash plumes, which rose approx. 6,561 ft (2,000 m) above the summit. Emissions of ash content is extending about 130 km to the east of the volcano. Blocks were ejected as far as 2,5 km away from the crater.
Lava effusions continue to be active on the northeastern slopes of the volcano and traveling towards the E where they entering the sea.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 16 June 2020
Previous news
Friday, Jun 12, 2020
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues. ... read all
Wednesday, Jun 03, 2020
The lava flows eruption continues at the volcano since the last update. The eruption seems to be mainly effusive. Lava flows continue to be active on the northwest and northeast slopes of the volcano as it is traveling from the summit vent where they reached (or maybe are still entering) the shore. read all
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020
A new eruption has been occurring at the volcano since mid Dec last year. The eruption seems to be mainly effusive, as satellite imagery shows lava flows traveling from the summit vent towards the NE where they reached (or maybe are still entering) the shore. read all
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
After a pause of little more than 2 years, a new eruption has started on the remote island volcano. ... read all
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
An aerial survey on 19 Jan showed that no activity occurred recently. The eruption can now be regarded as over. ... read all

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