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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: restless (2 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 (Izu Islands, Japan): end of eruption on new island?

Thursday Dec 12, 2013 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.
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Previous news
Thermal image showing the active lava flows on the new island at Nishino-Shima
Monday, Dec 09, 2013
The new island continues to grow slowly, increasing its surface by lava flows in all directions. Its diameter is now approx 300 meters. ... [more]

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013
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). ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 28, 2013
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. ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 23, 2013
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. ... [more]
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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