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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: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Nishino-shima volcano eruptions:
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 (Japan): island continues to grow towards the north

Saturday Dec 27, 2014 14:56 PM | BY: T

Nishinoshima seen on 25 Dec 2014 (Japanese Coast Guard)
Nishinoshima seen on 25 Dec 2014 (Japanese Coast Guard)
Evolution of the island Nishino-Shima between November 2013 and December 2014(Japanese Coast Guard)
Evolution of the island Nishino-Shima between November 2013 and December 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.
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:
Previous news
Steam plume from Nishinoshima on 27 Nov 2014 (Landsat 8 image / NASA Earth Observatory)
Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014
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. [more]
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)
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014
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. ... [more]

Friday, Sep 12, 2014
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. [more]
View of the Nishino-Shima island from the west on 26 Aug (Japanese Coast Guard)
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
The island remains active and continues to grow as lava flows add new land to it. The Japanese Coast Guard made another survey flight on 26 August and observed ongoing effusive and explosive activity in the main crater. ... [more]
Nishinoshima on 23 July (image: Japanese Coast Guard)
Monday, Jul 28, 2014
Activity at the growing island continues, perhaps even with increased intensity, judging from the recent pictures obtained by the Japanese Coast Guard on 23 July: ... [more]

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