Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan): summit crater has extended

Wed, 1 Jul 2020, 07:47
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

Sun, 28 Jun 2020, 19:07
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
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 07:29
Ash plume rising from Nishino-shima volcano (image: JCG)
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels. ... Read all
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