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

Tue, 4 Feb 2014, 12:36
12:36 PM | BY: T
A hot spot on Nishino-Shima island and its location in the western Pacific
A hot spot on Nishino-Shima island and its location in the western Pacific
Aerial view from 20 Jan with a  comparison of the changes since 12 Jan
Aerial view from 20 Jan with a comparison of the changes since 12 Jan
The eruption on the now merged Nishino-Shima and Niishima islands continues. A hot spot is visible on current MODIS data.
Hopefully, new imagery will be available from the Japanese Coast guard soon.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 11:52

Nishino-Shima volcano (Izu Islands, Japan): ash plumes from explosive activity

The former new island off Nishino-Shima seen on 20 Jan 2014(Japan Coast guard)
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, 22 Jan 2014, 06:00

Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 January-28 January 2014 (Continuing Activity)

A photo and video posted by the Japan Coast Guard showed that on 20 January the Niijima portion of Nishino-shima was larger than the original island; the two islands had merged on 24 December 2013. White and brown plumes rose from Niijima and the water to the SW was discolored. ... Read all
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caldera, submarine volcano approx 70 m / 215 ft (currently growing)
Volcano Islands, Japan, 27.27°N / 140.88°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Nishino-shima volcano eruptions:
2019-ongoing, 2017, 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74
Typical eruption style
explosive
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