Niijima and Nishino-Jima islands merge (Japan)
Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 07:0307:03 AM | BY: T
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 two islands of Nishino-Jima (t) and Niijima (b) have merged.
The video from the day before, taken by Japanese Coast Guard, shows the situation immediately before the "contact".
Wed, 25 Dec 2013, 06:00
Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 25 December-31 December 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)
According to a news article, since mid-December lava flows from the newly formed Niijima island expanded NE towards Nishino-shima, and on 24 December the two islands joined. The Niijima area was about 500 m long and 450 m wide. ... Read all
Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 08:58
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