Volcanic island NISHINOSHIMA continues to grow in Japan – 180 meters in 2 weeks

The volcanic island Nishinoshima continues to grow due to an intense eruption and strong lava flow.

Within 2 weeks it gained more than 170 meters of new lava ground or 70,000 square meters.

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Eruption and lava flow at Nishinoshima volcano. via Earth Observer

Last month, Nishinoshima started erupting again after a rest of more than a year and a half.

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Expansion of Nishinoshima volcanic island in 2017. via Facebook

The island has now expanded more than 180 meters on the southwest side and about 170 meters on the west.

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The surface of the island grew 180 meters on the southwest side and about 170 meters on the west. via Youtube video

This is equivalent to an increase of 70,000 square meters and a total of 2.75 square kilometers for the island.

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Nishinoshima eruption and lava flow in 2017. via Video

Scientists believe the island could still continue growing in the future.

Imagine, expertes thought Nishinoshima wouldn’t grow that large after the first eruption. There is no exact SCIENCE, especially in volcanology.

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