Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:
Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan): summit crater has extended
Wednesday Jul 01, 2020 07:47 AM | BY: MARTIN
Scoria is being ejected above the crater from Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
Lava flows on the southwest flank Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
Summit crater comparison on 19 and 29 June at Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels associated with continuous vulcanian-strombolian-type explosions from the summit crater.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions extending to the N of Pacific Ocean (image: @CopernicusEU/twitter)
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) reported that central crater has extended in the southwest direction.
A powerful explosions at the volcano generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 11,482 ft (3,500 m) above the summit. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the north across large area of Pacific Ocean. Scoria is being ejected above the crater and caused avalanches of material.
Lava flows traveling from the summit vent towards the southwest where they are entering the sea.
Yellow-green discolored water with a width of 1,000 m or more is distributed all around Nishinoshima.
Source: Japan Coast Guard volcano activity update 1 July 2020
Sunday, Jun 28, 2020
During the past few weeks the activity of the volcano continues at high levels associated with continuous vulcanian-type explosions from the summit crater. ... read all
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels. ... read all
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) did a flight observations yesterday. ... read all
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