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Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 24 June-30 June 2015 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 24 Jun 2015, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
According to NASA's Earth Observatory, a satellite image of Nishinoshima acquired on 21 June showed a sulfur dioxide-and-steam plume rising from the 2.45-square-kilometer island and drifting NE. Hot spots from lava that had emerged from lava tubes were visible on a lava delta at the SE part of the island.

Source: NASA Earth Observatory
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2015. Report on Nishinoshima. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 24 June-30 June 2015. 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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