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

Wed, 16 Jul 2014, 14:27
14:27 PM | BY: T
Landsat 8 images of Nishino-Shima on 2 June and 4 July, showing the new platform to the east (images: AIST, annotation: Culture Volcan)
Landsat 8 images of Nishino-Shima on 2 June and 4 July, showing the new platform to the east (images: AIST, annotation: Culture Volcan)
Infrared image of Nishino-Shima on 4 July showing the active lava flows to the east (image: AIST, annotation: Culture Volcan)
Infrared image of Nishino-Shima on 4 July showing the active lava flows to the east (image: AIST, annotation: Culture Volcan)
The currently fastest growing island of the world remains active, with both effusive (lava flows enlarging the island) and explosive activity (strombolian and phreatomagmatic = water-magma explosions).
Recent satellite images collected by Culture Volcan prove that over the past month, lava flows have been mostly active towards the eastern part and shore of the island, where a new platform has been built.

Previous news

Wed, 9 Jul 2014, 06:00

Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 9 July-15 July 2014 (Continuing Activity)

Tokyo VAAC reported volcanic ash from Nishinoshima at 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. at 2203 on 30 June; the plume extended NE. However, ash was not visible in satellite images. ... Read all
Mon, 30 Jun 2014, 12:31

Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): explosion produces ash plume rising to 10,000 ft

An explosive event occurred last night at the growing island volcano. VAAC Tokyo reported an ash plume at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude drifting to the northeast. ... 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: restless (2 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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