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Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 25 December-31 December 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 25 Dec 2013, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
According to a news article, since mid-December lava flows from the newly formed Niijima island expanded NE towards Nishino-shima, and on 24 December the two islands joined. The Niijima area was about 500 m long and 450 m wide.

Source: The Japan News
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Report on Nishinoshima. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 25 December-31 December 2013. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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caldera, submarine volcano approx 70 m / 215 ft (currently growing)
Volcano Islands, Japan, 27.27°N / 140.88°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Nishino-shima volcano eruptions:
2019-ongoing, 2017, 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74
Typical eruption style
explosive
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