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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
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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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)
Scoria is being ejected above the crater from Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
Lava flows on the southwest flank 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)
Summit crater comparison on 19 and 29 June at Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions extending to the N of Pacific Ocean (image: @CopernicusEU/twitter)
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions extending to the N of Pacific Ocean (image: @CopernicusEU/twitter)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels associated with continuous vulcanian-strombolian-type explosions from the summit crater.
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
Previous news
Sunday, Jun 28, 2020
Incandescent material from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @SherineFrance/twitter)
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
Ash plume rising from Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels. ... read all
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020
Ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @SherineFrance/twitter)
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) did a flight observations yesterday. ... read all
Friday, Jun 12, 2020
Explosion from Nishino-shima volcano (image: @heat2160/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues. ... read all
Wednesday, Jun 03, 2020
Lava flows at Nishino-shima volcano (image: @tonyveco/twitter)
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

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