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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: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Nishino-shima volcano eruptions:
2017, 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

Nishino-Shima volcano (Izu Islands, Japan): new island continues to erupt and build a new cone (video)

Saturday Nov 23, 2013 16:41 PM | BY: T

The eruption in Japan's remote Izu island chain that created a new island the day before yesterday continues. It has already built a small cone with its crater isolated from sea-water access.
As a result, the eruption has changed in style from surtseyan (explosive magma-water interaction) to strombolian. Japanese Coast Guard observed the growing island on an aerial survey today (see video). The preliminary name of the island is "Nii-jima" ("the brother mountain").
It currently has two active craters. Explosions were observed to occur at intervals of 2-3 minutes with jets of scoria and ash reaching up to 750 m height. The sea water around Nii-Jima is discolored due to ash and gasses in solution.
Previous news
Surtseyan activity near Nishima-Shima Island where a new island was formed (Japanese Coast Guard via Blog Culture Volcan)
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
A new island was born today in the Pacific Ocean in Japan's Izu (or Volcano) island chain. It is produced by a new submarine eruption which is currently taking place about 500 m southeast of Nishino-Shima island. ... [more]

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