Nishinoshima

Nishinoshima is a volcanic island located in southern Japan. Nishinoshima was enlarged during an erupting in 1974 and further enlarged in 2013 when another eruption occurred. Since the last eruption, the 700m wide island has grown to 2.63 km2.

Location: South-southeast of Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates: 27.247388, 140.875453
Volcano Type: Caldera

 

Nishinoshima's location

Jan 2020: Effusive eruptions continue.

 


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Nishinoshima's Eruptive History

1973 Submarine eruption breaks the ocean surface. Further eruptions in September build a new island.
1974 Significant lava flows from five new cones and creating new land area.
2013 Eruption created a new island, just off the original island. Further activity and expansion of this island eventually led to them merging.
2015 The island continues to expand after further eruptions and strombolian activity.
2018 Lava flows and small eruptions
2020 Eruption with ash plume to 1km. Lava flows entering the ocean.

 


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Images of Nishinoshima

 


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For monitoring of Nishinoshima, please refer to the Japan Meteorological Agency

 


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