New Eruption at Nishinoshima Volcano in Japan – Air Traffic Warning Issued

Nishinoshima Volcano in Japan is erupting again.

The Japanese coast guard as well as new LANDSAT satellite images have confirmed a new eruptive pulse on the Island caracterized by the ejection of an ash plume and a 300 meters long lava flow.

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A new eruption of Nishinoshima volcano was recorded on April 20, 2017 in Japan.

As published on the Japan Meteorological Agency, the eruption took place at around 2:20 pm (local time) on April 20, 2017. Satellite images from April 19, 2017 already suggested that Nishinoshima was hotter that the area around.

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Satellite images taken on April 19 2017 shows the eruption of Nishinoshima. via Facebook

It is unknown if the new eruption at Nishinoshima will continue in the future. Large ejecta may be expelled from the crater fly up to 1.5 kilometers around. The village of Ogasawara has been put under alert.

The Tokyo VAAC has issued an air traffic warning.

The volcanic island Nishinoshima was formed during an underwater eruption of the coast of Tokyo in November 2013 and has now grown more than 15 times its initial size.

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