Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

Nishino-Shima volcano (Izu Islands, Japan): end of eruption on new island?

Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 12:02
12:02 PM | BY: T
Comparison of the new Island off Nishino-shima between 20 Nov (surtseyan activity) and 10 Dec (end of strombolian and effusive? activity) (screenshots and annotations by Blog Culture Volcan)
Comparison of the new Island off Nishino-shima between 20 Nov (surtseyan activity) and 10 Dec (end of strombolian and effusive? activity) (screenshots and annotations by Blog Culture Volcan)
Activity has decreased significantly over the past days. A video from 10 December shows no more strombolian explosions, only degassing and no significant changes to the size of the island compared to a week ago. It is possible that there is still weak effusion of lava, but it appears that the eruption could have come to an end.

Previous news

Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 15:48
Thermal image showing the active lava flows on the new island at Nishino-Shima
The new island continues to grow slowly, increasing its surface by lava flows in all directions. Its diameter is now approx 300 meters. ... Read all
Tue, 3 Dec 2013, 14:36
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). ... Read all
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