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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 seems to have ended after more than 2 years

Wednesday Jan 13, 2016 17:31 PM | BY: T

Nishinoshima island as of 27 Dec 2015 (Japan coast guard)
Nishinoshima island as of 27 Dec 2015 (Japan coast guard)
The main vent of Nishinoshima on 3 Jan 2016 (Japan coast guard)
The main vent of Nishinoshima on 3 Jan 2016 (Japan coast guard)
The eruption seems to have ended in mid December. During the past two visits of the Japanese Coast Guard on 27 Dec and 3 Jan 2016, no more eruptive activity has been noted.
The two years of eruption since late November 2013 increased the size of the island from its tiny 0.26 to approx. to 2.63 square km. Now, it is up to the waves to slowly eat away at the young shores and gradually decrease it again, until a next eruption occurs...
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Previous news
Explosion from Nishinoshima's active main vent on 17 Nov (Japan Coast Guard)
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015
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. ... [more]
Strombolian activity at Nishinoshima on 18 Oct 2015 (Japan Coast Guard)
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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