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 plume was not detected on satellite imagery.The small island of Nishino-shima (“western island”) is a volcanic island and a part of the Volcano Islands arc. The island was enlarged in 1974 after fresh eruptions created a new section of the island. Another eruption that began in November 2013 created a new island, named Niijima, which connected with Nishino-shima on December 25, 2013, and further enlarged the island:Acquired on December 8, 2013. Image credit: NASA / Eart… »

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