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, 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