March 1, 2015JPEG. Nishinoshima Volcano is a small volcanic island located about 1000 km south of Tokyo. Nishinoshima continues to erupt. Hi/Low, RealFeel, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! Thermal infrared data is superimposed on a visible-infrared color image to highlight the lave flows that have flowed down the volcano’s flanks. March 1, 2015TIFF. A volcano near Japan's Nishinoshima Island has been creating new land, and the two have finally merged into one. The island could have stopped there, but it didn’t: in late 2013, it happened again. ASTER captured this image of an ash and steam plume emanating from the central crater. Lava flows were also seen entering the sea, while the heat radiation from the volcano has also been strong. Get your 3-Day weather forecast for Nishinoshima-cho, Shimane, Japan. A new island formed, then spread, inching closer to the old one. Nishinoshima volcano in Japan has been showing continuous steam emissions rising from the island from January 15 to 21, 2020, the Japan Coast Guard reported. The small 700 m wide island was significantly enlarged during the last eruption in 1974, which joined several new … The volcano is part of a chain of islands located about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) south of Tokyo. Recent activity began in December 2019, and has continued. Yet another underwater volcano near Nishinoshima began erupting, gushing lava that hardened into spools and swirls. On March 1, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of volcanic activity that continued at Nishinoshima. Nishinoshima volcano (西之島, Nishi-no-shima meaning literally: Western Island, also: Rosario Island) is the tiny submerged part of a caldera in the northern Volcano Islands of Japan.