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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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Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan): glowing lava bombs thrown from crater; continuing large ash emissions

Wednesday Jul 15, 2020 09:37 AM | BY: MARTIN
Scoria is ejected from Nishino-shima volcano on 11 July (image: JMA)
Scoria is ejected from Nishino-shima volcano on 11 July (image: JMA)
Powerful explosion associated with thunder at Nishino-shima volcano on 11 July (image: JMA)
Powerful explosion associated with thunder at Nishino-shima volcano on 11 July (image: JMA)
Large ash emission rising from Nishino-shima volcano on 11 July (image: JMA)
Large ash emission rising from Nishino-shima volcano on 11 July (image: JMA)
The activity of the volcano continues at high levels.
On 11 July Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) did a marine observations by Ryofu Maru ship. The volcano is producing frequent large ash emissions from the summit crater. Ashfall is expected in Chichijima, Ogasawara area due to amount of ash extending to the northeast of the volcano.
Scoria and blocks are being ejected to an approximate height of 200 meters above the crater.
An ash plume rose 17,388 ft (5,300 m) above the summit and drifted northeast yesterday.
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 15 July 2020
Previous news
Wednesday, Jul 08, 2020
Volcanic ash from Nishino-shima volcano is extending to the north of the volcano (image: @weatherdak/twitter)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that constant dense dark ash emissions is extending to the north of the volcano across large area of Pacific Ocean. ... read all
Monday, Jul 06, 2020
The highest ash plume from Nishino-shima volcano since 2013 (image: @hidemaru.0916/instagram)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels. ... read all
Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020
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
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

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