Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

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.

Previous news

Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 11:52
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, 15 Jan 2014, 15:01
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. ... Read all
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