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Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 January-28 January 2014 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
A photo and video posted by the Japan Coast Guard showed that on 20 January the Niijima portion of Nishino-shima was larger than the original island; the two islands had merged on 24 December 2013. White and brown plumes rose from Niijima and the water to the SW was discolored.

Source: Japan Coast Guard
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2014. Report on Nishinoshima. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 22 January-28 January 2014. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 15:01

Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan) activity update

The new part of Nishino-Shima island with its eruptive vents and the still active lava flows towards the bay on the eastern shore
The Japanese Coast Guard made an overflight yesterday and published the attached picture of the (former new) island. It seems that while it is still might be effusing some lava that form flows reaching the eastern shore in the bay near the vents, the rate of lava effusion/growth has slowed down. No large changes of the island appear visible when compared to the images a week ago. ... Read all
Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 06:00

Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 January-21 January 2014 (Continuing Activity)

Based on satellite analysis, the Tokyo VAAC reported that on 21 January a possible ash plume from Nishino-shima rose 0.9 km (3,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E. An image acquired a few hours later showed that ash had dissipated. ... Read all
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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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