Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan) activity update
Tue, 4 Feb 2014, 12:3612:36 PM | BY: T
A hot spot on Nishino-Shima island and its location in the western Pacific
The eruption on the now merged Nishino-Shima and Niishima islands continues. A hot spot is visible on current MODIS data.
Aerial view from 20 Jan with a comparison of the changes since 12 Jan
Hopefully, new imagery will be available from the Japanese Coast guard soon.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 11:52
The volcano continues to enlarge the island with lava flows, but seems to have increasingly explosive activity as well. Ash plumes to altitudes of 4,000 ft (1.2 km) were reported during the past days. These could have originated from more violent water-magma interaction (phreatomagmatic activity) or simply stronger strombolian explosions. Read all
Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 15:01
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. ... Read all