Nishino-Shima volcano (Izu Islands, Japan): new island continues to grow and builds lava plateau

Tue, 3 Dec 2013, 14:36
14:36 PM | BY: T
The new island continues to erupt and grow, increasing its chances of long-time survival by the day. The active vent on the islet continues to be in strombolian eruption and has by now built a new cone that is higher than the main island itself (which is 38 m).
Lava flows have significantly enlarged the island to the SE where a plateau is being built. During the 10 days, it has more than doubled its surface.

(Video by Asahi.com from 30 Nov 2013)
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 15:53
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. ... Read all
Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 06:00
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
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