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Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): eruption continues, adds land to the eastern shore

Sat, 8 Aug 2015, 16:56
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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.

Previous news

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

Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): eruption still continuing, island grows lava delta on the SE side

Landsat 8 infrared image of Nishinoshima on 21 June 2015 showing the active areas (vent and lava delta)
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
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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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