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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): eruption continues, adds land to the eastern shore

Saturday Aug 08, 2015 16:56 PM | BY: T

Nishinoshima on 24 July - note the path of the lava tube (line) and the active delta on the eastern coast (lower right)
Nishinoshima on 24 July - note the path of the lava tube (line) and the active delta on the eastern coast (lower right)
Similar view on 31 July 2015
Similar view on 31 July 2015
Steam plume from Nishinoshima
Steam plume from Nishinoshima
View of the large central cinder cone
View of the large central cinder cone
The volcano on the island continues to erupt lava flows that continue to gradually enlarge the island.
The latest survey by the Japanese coast guard shows that lava flows have been traveling mostly through a tube system towards the east, where active flows continue to add land to the coast.
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Previous news
Landsat 8 infrared image of Nishinoshima on 21 June 2015 showing the active areas (vent and lava delta)
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015
The eruption on the island continues with apparently relatively steady lava effusion that feeds active flows reaching and enlarging the SE corner of the island, which has now 2.7 square kilometer of surface. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015
The eruption continued at least through 27 February. ... [more]
Thermal Landsat 8 image of Nishino-Shima from 12 Jan 2015 (GSI via Culture Volcan)
Monday, Jan 19, 2015
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. ... [more]
Nishinoshima seen on 25 Dec 2014 (Japanese Coast Guard)
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014
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. ... [more]
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]

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