Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan): the highest ash plume since 2013

Mon, 6 Jul 2020, 08:38
08:38 AM | BY: MARTIN
The highest ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano since 2013 (image: @hidemaru.0916/instagram)
The highest ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano since 2013 (image: @hidemaru.0916/instagram)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that on 4 July satellite Himawari recorded an ash plume with large ash content that rose 27,230 ft (8,300 m) above the summit and drifted north. It is considered as the highest ash plume of the volcano since 2013.
Formation of lava flows and explosions in the near future will continue to be active as the activity at the volcano continues at high levels.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs were ejected as far as 2.5 km away from the crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 6 July 2020

Previous news

Wed, 1 Jul 2020, 07:47
Scoria is being ejected above the crater from 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. ... Read all
Wed, 1 Jul 2020, 06:00
JMA reported that the eruption at Nishinoshima had been particularly vigorous since mid-June, producing a large amount of ash. Based on satellite data, the Tokyo VAAC reported that during 1-3 and 5-7 July ash plumes rose to 2.7-4.9 km (9,000-16,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N and NW, and sometimes SW. ... Read all
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