Nishino-Shima volcano (Izu Islands, Japan): new island continues to grow and builds lava plateau
Tue, 3 Dec 2013, 14:3614:36 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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