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

Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 18:17
18:17 PM | BY: T
Steam plume from Nishinoshima on 27 Nov 2014 (Landsat 8 image / NASA Earth Observatory)
Steam plume from Nishinoshima on 27 Nov 2014 (Landsat 8 image / NASA Earth Observatory)
Comparison of Nishinoshima from shortly after the birth of the new island (image 21 Nov 2013, lt), the merging with the old island (25 Dec, rt), formation of extensive lava deltas (7 April 2014, lb), and the disappearance of the old island under new lava (13 Nov 2014, rb) (Source. Asahi.com)
Comparison of Nishinoshima from shortly after the birth of the new island (image 21 Nov 2013, lt), the merging with the old island (25 Dec, rt), formation of extensive lava deltas (7 April 2014, lb), and the disappearance of the old island under new lava (13 Nov 2014, rb) (Source. Asahi.com)
The eruption continues and has been going for more than a year now. It has enlarged the island to 1.89 square km (0.73 square miles). The highest point is now approx. 100 m above sea level.

Previous news

Sat, 11 Oct 2014, 21:37

Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): old island has disappeared under fresh lava

Landsat 8 satellite image showing the Nishino-shima island on 8 Oct; white lines=contour of old island now covered by fresh lava flows (annotation: Culture Volcan)
The volcanic eruption on the remote island continues. A recent satellite image that the lava flows from the active vent(s) have now covered the older part of the island, the original tiny Nishino-Shima island. ... Read all
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 12:56

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

Comparision of satellite images from 21 Aug and 6 Sep, showing the active lava flows (images: GSI/AIST, annotations: Culture Volcan)
Lava flows continue to be active and enlarge the growing island. During the past weeks, these have contributed to the growth of a platform towards the north of the active vents. ... 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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