Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan) activity update
Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 08:5808:58 AM | BY: T
The new volcanic island continues to grow thanks to active lava flows and has now reached more than 50 meters and surpassed its mother island in height. Its continuing growth also makes it be at only about 50 meters shallow water distance from the Nishin-Jima island and it seems it might merge with it, rather than remaining an own new island, if activity continues.
The new volcanic island off Nishino-Shima in Japan continues to grow and might merge wih the main island
Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 22:11
Activity continues at the new island and has apparently picked up in strength again. Lava flows have created a significant new delta of new land during the past 3 days, enlarging the island to a current width measuring approx. 400 (E-W) by 300 (N-S) meters. ... Read all
Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 12:02
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. Read all