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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.

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Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 14:56

Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): island continues to grow towards the north

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
Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 18:17

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

Steam plume from Nishinoshima on 27 Nov 2014 (Landsat 8 image / NASA Earth Observatory)
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
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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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