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Nishino-shima volcano (Japan) eruption update: island continues to grow

Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 15:53
15:53 PM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER
The youngest island of the world continues to grow as the eruption continues. Recent footage shows (from 24 Nov) shows strombolian activity and a lava flow on the southeast flank of the small new cone.
The strombolian activity often ejects glowing bombs that land in the sea water and create spray and leave short-lived areas of boiling water around them. The longer the eruption continues in this so-called magmatic style (the vent being isolated from sea water, allowing the formation of welded scoria and lava flows), the greater the chances are that the island will survive wave erosion once the eruption stops.

The change in eruptive style (from explosive magma-water interaction, so-called surtseyan, towards dry, magma-only driven eruptions occurred between 22-23 November.

Previous news

Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 06:00

Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 27 November-3 December 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)

The Japan Coast Guard reported that the eruption at Nishimo-shima, that generated a new island called Niijima continued on 1 December. The crater remained very hot and lava flows continued to expand. ... Read all
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 16:41

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

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. ... 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: 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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