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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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explosive
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Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan): elevated activity continues; strong eruptions

Thursday Jun 25, 2020 07:29 AM | BY: MARTIN

Ash plume rising from Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
Ash plume rising from Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
Summit cone at Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
Summit cone at Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
Extending volcanic ash from Nishino-shima volcano (@CultureVolcan/twitter)
Extending volcanic ash from Nishino-shima volcano (@CultureVolcan/twitter)
Thermal anomaly at Nishino-shima volcano (@CultureVolcan/twitter)
Thermal anomaly at Nishino-shima volcano (@CultureVolcan/twitter)
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) observed strong explosions that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 8,500 ft (2,600 m) above the summit. Volcanic ash is extending about 330 km to the northeast of the volcano.
Lava effusions continue to be active on the northeastern slopes of the volcano.
Very high thermal anomaly was observed in satellite images.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 25 June 2020
Previous news
Ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @SherineFrance/twitter)
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) did a flight observations yesterday. ... [more]
Explosion from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @heat2160/twitter)
Friday, Jun 12, 2020
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues. ... [more]
Lava flows at Nishino-shima volcano (image: @tonyveco/twitter)
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. ... [more]
NASA Earth Observatory image of NIshinoshima volcano on 26 Jan 2020 by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey
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. ... [more]
Aerial view of the central cone of Nishinoshima island and the vent of the new eruption (image: Japanese Coast Guard)
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
After a pause of little more than 2 years, a new eruption has started on the remote island volcano. ... [more]

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