Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan) activity update

Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 15:01
15:01 PM | BY: T
The new part of Nishino-Shima island with its eruptive vents and the still active lava flows towards the bay on the eastern shore
The new part of Nishino-Shima island with its eruptive vents and the still active lava flows towards the bay on the eastern shore
The Japanese Coast Guard made an overflight yesterday and published the attached picture of the (former new) island. It seems that while it is still might be effusing some lava that form flows reaching the eastern shore in the bay near the vents, the rate of lava effusion/growth has slowed down. No large changes of the island appear visible when compared to the images a week ago.

Previous news

Mon, 6 Jan 2014, 13:37
Comparison of Nishino-shima between 28 Dec and 6 Jan (Japanese Coast Guard)
The new island that had "touched" Nishino-Shima has continued to grow and the two islands form now a coherent single one, with a interesting "butterfly" shape. This might of course change quickly again as well. There are now no traces left of the beach and the little colored lake that existed a week ago when the two islands started to merge. ... Read all
Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 07:03
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. ... Read all
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