Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): island continues to grow towards the north
Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 14:5614:56 PM | BY: T
Nishinoshima seen on 25 Dec 2014 (Japanese Coast Guard)
The eruption continues well into its second year, steadily enlarging the island with lava flows. During the past weeks, most activity has been concentrated to produce flows towards the north and northwest where the island has been growing considerably.
Evolution of the island Nishino-Shima between November 2013 and December 2014(Japanese Coast Guard)
By now, nothing is left of the former small island, result of the 1973 eruption, and the surface of the island is currently about 10 times of what it had been before the ongoing eruption.
At the main vent, a cinder cone has formed that probably by now reaches more than 100 m in elevation. Explosive activity continues as mild to moderate strombolian activity, producing a steam and light ash plume rising several hundred meters:
Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 18:17
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. ... Read all