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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: restless (2 out of 5) Nishino-shima volcano eruptions:
2019-ongoing, 2017, 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74
Typical eruption style:
explosive

Nishino-shima volcano news & activity updates:

Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): eruption still continuing

Tue, 3 Mar 2015, 12:05
12:05 PM | BY: T
The eruption continued at least through 27 February.
The Japan Coast Guard noted that the island had grown to about 2.46 square kilometers and the active cone was about 100 m tall. Explosions occurred several times per minute and ash-and-gas plumes rose 1.2 km. Steam plumes rose from areas where lava flows contacted sea water.

Previous news

Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 15:35
Thermal Landsat 8 image of Nishino-Shima from 12 Jan 2015 (GSI via Culture Volcan)
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. read all
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
Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 18:17
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
Sat, 11 Oct 2014, 21:37
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
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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