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Nishino-shima volcano
caldera, submarine volcano approx 70 m / 215 ft (currently growing)
Volcano Islands, Japan, 27.27°N / 140.88°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Nishino-shima volcano eruptions:
2019-ongoing, 2017, 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

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

Tuesday Feb 04, 2014 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.
Previous news
The former new island off Nishino-Shima seen on 20 Jan 2014(Japan Coast guard)
Sunday, Jan 26, 2014
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. ... [more]

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
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. [more]
Comparison of Nishino-shima between 28 Dec and 6 Jan (Japanese Coast Guard)
Monday, Jan 06, 2014
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. ... [more]
The two islands of Nishino-Jima (t) and Niijima (b) have merged.
Friday, Dec 27, 2013
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. ... [more]
The new volcanic island off Nishino-Shima in Japan continues to grow and might merge wih the main island
Monday, Dec 23, 2013
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. ... [more]

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