Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): eruption continues, adds land to the eastern shore
Sat, 8 Aug 2015, 16:5616:56 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)
Similar view on 31 July 2015
Steam plume from Nishinoshima
The volcano on the island continues to erupt lava flows that continue to gradually enlarge the island.
View of the large central cinder cone
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.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015, 06:00
Nishinoshima volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 24 June-30 June 2015 (Continuing Activity)
According to NASA's Earth Observatory, a satellite image of Nishinoshima acquired on 21 June showed a sulfur dioxide-and-steam plume rising from the 2.45-square-kilometer island and drifting NE. Hot spots from lava that had emerged from lava tubes were visible on a lava delta at the SE part of the island. ... Read all
Tue, 23 Jun 2015, 13:51
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. Read all