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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: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Nishino-shima volcano eruptions:
2019-ongoing, 2017, 2013-15, 1985(?), 1982(?), 1980(?), 1978(?), 1975(?), 1973-74
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan): new eruption with lava flows entering sea

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 10:05 AM | BY: T

NASA Earth Observatory image of NIshinoshima volcano on 26 Jan 2020 by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey
NASA Earth Observatory image of NIshinoshima volcano on 26 Jan 2020 by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey
Heat emission from Nishino-shima volcano during the past weeks (image: Mirova)
Heat emission from Nishino-shima volcano during the past weeks (image: Mirova)
A new eruption has been occurring at the volcano since mid Dec last year. The eruption seems to be mainly effusive, as satellite imagery shows lava flows traveling from the summit vent towards the NE where they reached (or maybe are still entering) the shore.
The Japan Coast Guard reported continuous steam emissions rising from the island during January 15-21. In addition, satellite-based measurements of heat radiation from the volcano, caused by lava on the surface, has been strong.
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Previous news
Aerial view of the central cone of Nishinoshima island and the vent of the new eruption (image: Japanese Coast Guard)
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
After a pause of little more than 2 years, a new eruption has started on the remote island volcano. ... [more]
Nishimashima island seen from the air on 19 Jan 2016 (Japan Coast Guard)
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
An aerial survey on 19 Jan showed that no activity occurred recently. The eruption can now be regarded as over. [more]
Nishinoshima island as of 27 Dec 2015 (Japan coast guard)
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]
 

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