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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, new bathymetric report

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015 08:56 AM | BY: T

Strombolian activity at Nishinoshima on 18 Oct 2015 (Japan Coast Guard)
Strombolian activity at Nishinoshima on 18 Oct 2015 (Japan Coast Guard)
Cross section of the island showin the land added during the ongoing eruption (yellow)
Cross section of the island showin the land added during the ongoing eruption (yellow)
Map of the new island (note the original size in dashed outline)
Map of the new island (note the original size in dashed outline)
The eruption that had started in Nov 2013 still continues with no significant changes. During the most recent survey on 18 Oct by the Japanese Coast guard, strombolian activity was observed at the central vent, but lava flows no longer reached the coast of the young island, which is being affected and modified by wave erosion.
According to a bathymetric analysis conducted between June 22 and July 9, the total lava volume erupted so far is approx. 160 million cubic meters, of which 74 million m3 are under sea level.
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Previous news
Nishinoshima on 24 July - note the path of the lava tube (line) and the active delta on the eastern coast (lower right)
Saturday, Aug 08, 2015
The volcano on the island continues to erupt lava flows that continue to gradually enlarge the island. ... [more]
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]

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