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Niijima and Nishino-Jima islands merge (Japan)

Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 07:03
07:03 AM | BY: T
The two islands of Nishino-Jima (t) and Niijima (b) have merged.
The two islands of Nishino-Jima (t) and Niijima (b) have merged.
The recently born new Niijima island merged with the main island Nishino-Jima yesterday. Both are in fact two summits of the same volcanic edifice. Activity continues to enlarge the new land by lava flows and occasional strombolian explosions.
The video from the day before, taken by Japanese Coast Guard, shows the situation immediately before the "contact".

Previous news

Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 08:58
The new volcanic island off Nishino-Shima in Japan continues to grow and might merge wih the main island
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. Read all
Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 22:11
The new island at Nishino-Shima with the first cone (21-25 Nov, yellow), and the two lava deltas that formed in late Nov-10 Dec (right) and the second delta (l) that formed during 10-13 Dec
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
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