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Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 10 September-16 September 2014 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
The Tokyo VAAC reported an ash plume from Nishinoshima that rose to an altitude of about 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S on 16 September.



The University of Hawaii reported that satellite data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) resulted in frequent MODVOLC alerts for Nishinoshima, as recently as 11 September.

Sources: Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) Thermal Alerts Team, Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2014. Report on Nishinoshima. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 10 September-16 September 2014. 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: restless (2 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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