Articles tagged "nishino-shima"

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New eruptive activity at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

A new eruptive activity is taking place at Japanese Nishinoshima volcano in Ogasawara (Bonin Islands). The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a bright spot emerging in Himawari-8 imagery it Nishinoshima on July 12. In addition, a brown smoke was seen rising from...

July 13, 2018

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At least 2 new craters formed during new Nishinoshima eruption

After one and a half year of quiescence, Japan's Nishinoshima volcano entered a new eruptive phase on April 20, 2017, and aerial imagery now shows there are at least two new craters spewing large amounts of lava. The latest eruptions at the volcano are...

April 28, 2017

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New eruption at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

A new eruption has started at Nishinoshima volcano on April 20, 2017, the Japan Meteorological Agency reports. It was characterized by the ejection of white smoke from the vicinity of the crater in the center of the island and a lava flow. The last eruption of this...

April 20, 2017

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Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake hits Bonin Islands region, Japan

Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake was registered by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) off the coast of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands region (Ogasawara), Japan at 11:23 UTC on May 30, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 590 km (366 miles). Preliminary report by US

May 30, 2015

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Nishino-shima has grown more than 11 times in size since eruption started, Japan

An underwater volcanic eruption in the Ogasawara Islands archipelago gave rise to a new Pacific Ocean island in late November 2013.The new island, named Niijima, was about 500 meters from Nishino-shima at the time, another volcanic island that last erupted and expaned i

February 25, 2015

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Prof. Maeno warns Nishino-shima collapse may generate a tsunami

According to media reports, Fukashi Maeno, assistant professor of the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, warned that if lava continues to mount on growing volcanic island Nishino-shima, Japan's Ogasawara archipelago, parts of th

August 19, 2014

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Growing Japanese island and volcano Nishino-shima erupts ash plume 3 km into the air

Tokyo VAAC reported a relatively large explosive event at the growing Japanese island and volcano, Nishino-shima (Pacific Ocean), on June 29, 2014. The eruption occurred at 22:43 UTC; ash plume rose up to 3 km (10 000 ft) altitude and drifted northeast.Volcanic ash

July 01, 2014

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M6.1 deep earthquake hit Bonin Islands region, Japan

A strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.1 (JMA) hit Bonin Islands region, Japan, on June 30, 2014 at 19:55 UTC. JMA is reporting depth of 561 km. USGS reported M6.2 at depth of 512.4 km (318.4 miles).Epicenter was located 359 km (223 miles) WN

June 30, 2014

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New images of growing Japanese island Nishino-shima

New Japanese island that emerged as a result of underwater volcano eruption on November 21, 2013 and merged with nearby Nishino-shima island on December 25, 2013 continues to grow. According to Japan Coast Guard, and based on observations

March 26, 2014

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New Japanese island Niijima merged with Nishino-shima

Only a narrow channel of water appeared to separate Japanese islands Nishino-shima and newly created Niijima on satellite images from December 24. The water around the islands was discolored by volcanic minerals and gases, as well as by seafloor

December 25, 2013

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Activity on newly emerged Japanese island picks up - Niijima, new images and video

Volcanic activity along the western edge of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” gave rise to a new island in late November 2013. The new island is in the Ogasawara Islands, part of the Volcano Island arc,  about 1 000 kilometers (600 miles) south

December 17, 2013