Nishinoshima Volcano | John Seach


Volcano Islands, Japan

27.24 N, 140.87 E
summit elevation 52 m

Nishinoshima Volcano is located 950 km south of Tokyo, in the volcano islands. It has a volume of 534 cubic km. Between 1974 and 2013 there were several unconfirmed underwater eruptions at the volcano.

2018 Eruption
A small eruption occurred at Nishinoshima Volcano on 12 July 2017 with ash deposits 400 m from the vent.

2013 Eruption
An eruption of Nishinoshima Volcano occurred on 20th November 2013. The eruption created a small island.

1973-74 Eruption
During the last confirmed eruption in 1973-74 a new island was built. A lava flow extended the island towards the west.

Further Reading
Tamura, Y., Ishizuka, O., Sato, T. and Nichols, A.R., 2019. Nishinoshima volcano in the Ogasawara Arc: New continent from the ocean?. Island Arc, 28(1), p.e12285.

Kaneko, T., Maeno, F., Yasuda, A., Takeo, M. and Takasaki, K., 2019. The 2017 Nishinoshima eruption: combined analysis using Himawari-8 and multiple high-resolution satellite images. Earth, Planets and Space, 71(1), pp.1-18.

Nishinoshima Volcano Eruptions

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 1985?, 1982?, 1980?, 1978?, 1975?, 1973-74