Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): active lava flows towards the eastern shore

Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 15:35
15:35 PM | BY: T
Thermal Landsat 8 image of Nishino-Shima from 12 Jan 2015 (GSI via Culture Volcan)
Thermal Landsat 8 image of Nishino-Shima from 12 Jan 2015 (GSI via Culture Volcan)
Vertical view onto Nishino-Shima from 25 Dec 2014 (Japan Coast Guard)
Vertical view onto Nishino-Shima from 25 Dec 2014 (Japan Coast Guard)
The island continues to grow with lava flows, which recently have been mostly active towards the east from the main vent, while most growth during Nov-Dec had been towards the north, where a vast plateau has been built.
Sea erosion already has visibly modified the shape of the island, creating sandy beaches in some places and smoothing out its shores.

Previous news

Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 14:56
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. ... Read all
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