“Nishinoshima, considered the Worlds newest piece of real estate continues to erupt and grow,” says reader David Hartley. “Over the last few months it’s been busier than it has been since 2013. It’s been pouring particulates out frequently of late.”
“It’s latest eruption:”
According to news reports citing the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, the southern shore of the island grew by at least 150 meters between June 19 and July 3. The European Space Agency’s TROPOMI satellite also observed a sizable plume of sulfur dioxide from the eruption.
Nishinoshima is part of the Ogasawara Islands, in the Volcano Islands arc. It is located at 27° 14’ North latitude and 140° 52’ East longitude, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) from the nearest inhabited island. You can see the evolution of the island eruption by visiting our Nishinoshima event page.