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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 continues, approaches 2 year anniversary

Sat, 21 Nov 2015, 06:32
06:32 AM | BY: T
Explosion from Nishinoshima's active main vent on 17 Nov (Japan Coast Guard)
Explosion from Nishinoshima's active main vent on 17 Nov (Japan Coast Guard)
The volcano continues to erupt and is approaching its anniversary. It started with the birth of a new island offshore the old Nishino-Shima island on 23 Nov 2013, which by now has joined and completely covered and greatly enlarged the older one.
The latest survey of the Japanese Coast Guard on 17 Nov showed that although lava effusion continues at slow rate, thickening the flow field in the interior of the island, they no longer reach the shores and the island's total surface has decreased a bit due to wave erosion from 2.67 in September to now 2.63 square km.
Strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions occur from the main vent, sometimes strong enough to project bombs of meter size into the sea, i.e. to more than 1 km distance.

Previous news

Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 08:56
Strombolian activity at Nishinoshima on 18 Oct 2015 (Japan Coast Guard)
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. read all
Sat, 8 Aug 2015, 16:56
Nishinoshima on 24 July - note the path of the lava tube (line) and the active delta on the eastern coast (lower right)
The volcano on the island continues to erupt lava flows that continue to gradually enlarge the island. read all
Tue, 23 Jun 2015, 13:51
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
Tue, 3 Mar 2015, 12:05
The eruption continued at least through 27 February. read all
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
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