Thursday, February 26, 2015

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

These types of reports remind me of the language within the webbot's Global Coastal Event, and new lands rising.

Via The Watchers, 25 February 2015


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 in 1973/74.

Image credit: Japan Coast Guard (December 1, 2013)

The two islands soon merged into one and have grown more than 11 times in size by today.

Image credit: Japan Coast Guard (January 12, 2014)


The above video was captured on January 22, 2015.

On Monday, February 23, 2015 Japan Coast Guard patrol aircraft pilot said a crater was spewing volcanic rocks 5 or 6 times per minute, sending smoke about 1 200 meters high, while infrared footage taken by their vessel showed molten lava flowing from the crater.

Image credit: Japan Coast Guard (February 23, 2015)

Coast Guard officials said the size of the island is now 2.45 square kilometers. It measures 1 950 meters east to west and 1 800 meters north to south.


Video credit: NHK

The officials said they hope to survey seabed formations using remote-controlled submersibles and called on ships to navigate areas near the island with caution, NHK reported.

Featured image credit: Japan Coast Guard

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