Japan Coast Guard Nishinoshima Volcano Nishinoshima
Nishinoshima

Latitude : 27d 14m 49s north latitude     Longitude : 140d 52m 28s east longitude (WGS84)
Height : 25m(before 2013 of eruptive activity)
Height : 135m(23 Feb. 2015)
Note : Listed measurements are rechecked and updated as required.
Last Update : 10 Mar. 2016
* Volcanic Activity
date
Activity Record
AD.1973 12 Apr. Discoloured water appeared.
14 Sep. New Island was formed.
21 Dec. Japan Coast Guard named "Nishinoshimashinto".
May 1974 Hiatus of Volcanic activity.
Jan. 2000 Discoloured water appeared.
20 Nov. 2013 Underwater eruption restarted. "New land" was formed.
26 Dec. 2013 "New land" and "Old Nishinosihma" were connected by the continued lava flow.

* Media Content
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Bathymetric Chart Topographic map Temperature distribution Aerial photograph Figure of topography change

23 Feb. 2015

17 Sep. 2014

[109kB] 22 Dec. 2015

[2.51MB] 22 Dec. 2015


[46.1kB] 17 Nov. 2015

* Photos
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Notes Picture1 Picture2 Picture3 Picture4 Picture5

5 Mar. 2016
11:55-13:00


Photos taken by
Japan Coast Guard

Nishnoshima
12:22 [59.7kB]
Large [1.62MB]

Nishinoshima of Northeast side
12:35 [61.4kB]
Large [1.45MB]

7th Crater of South side
12:57 [60.9kB]
Large [1.56MB]

7th Crater of Northwest side
12:39 [52.9kB]
Large [1.18MB]

Old nishinoshima
12:53 [94.3kB]
Large [1.79MB]

3 Feb. 2016
12:40-13:33


Photos taken by
Japan Coast Guard

NIshinoshima
13:07 [86.7kB]
Large [1.43MB]

NIshinoshima
13:27 [67.2kB]
Large [1.18MB]

7th crater
13:19 [119kB]
Large [1.82MB]

7th crater
13:20 [118kB]
Large [2.08MB]

Old Nishinoashima
13:29 [149kB]
Large [2.04MB]

19 Jan. 2016
13:15-14:20


Photos taken by
Japan Coast Guard

Nishinoshima
13:46 [110kB]
Large [1.95MB]

Nishinoshima
13:47 [114kB]
Large [1.65MB]

7th crater
13:47 [145kB]
Large [2.36MB]

7th crater
14:19 [118kB]
Large [2.18MB]

Old nishinoshima
14:19 [157kB]
Large [2.07MB]

3 Jan. 2016
16:10-16:13


Photos taken by
3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters

Nishinoshima
16:11 [84.3kB]
Large [1.21MB]

7th crater
16:12 [186kB]
Large [1.08MB]

Nishinoshima
16:13 [90.7kB]
Large [1.62MB]

no image

no image

Archive Pictures ---> 2015 , 2014 , 2013

* Movies
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Date Time Movies Notes Organization of filming
23 Feb. 2015 10:40-11:50 Movie 1(Visible images),1min 8sec,[9.10MB]
Movie 2(Visible and Infrared images),1min 45sec,[14.1MB]
Movie 3(Visible images),40sec,[5.36MB]
Eruption of the "7th crater" continued.
Infrared images of eruption.
Plume with Eruption. Photos,Volcanic activity
Japan Coast Guard
21 Jan. 2015 11:01-12:04 Movie 1(Visible images)1min06sec[8.95MB]
Movie 2(Infrared images)1min 6sec[6.66MB]
Movie 3(Infrared images)55sec[7.39MB]
Eruption of "7th crater" continued.
Infrared images of Eruption.
Infrared images of Lava flow. Photos,Volcanic activity
Japan Coast Guard
25 Dec. 2014 10:30-11:45 Movie 1(Visible images),30sec,[32MB]
Movie 2(Visible and Infrared images),2min50sec,[23MB]
Eruption of the "7th crater" continued.
Most of "old Nishinoshima" was buried in lava.
Japan Coast Guard
26 Aug. 2014 10:48-11:58 Movie(Visible images),2min,[106MB]
Lava mound was formed. Japan Coast Guard
13 Jun. 2014 10:46-11:22 Movie 1(Visible images),2min,[119MB]
Movie 2(Visible and Infrared images),1min 20sec [80.2MB]
A new crater was formed on the east side of the 2nd crater. Japan Coast Guard
15 Apr. 2014 10:13-12:43 Movie 1(Visible images),2min, [42.9MB]
Movie 2(Visible images),(High quality),2min, [332MB]
"The 2nd crater" expanded. Japan Coast Guard
24 Mar. 2014 13:20-14:20 Movie(Visible images),28sec,[10.1MB]   Japan Coast Guard
28 Feb. 2014 13:35-14:40 Movie(Visible images),38sec,[6.08MB]   Japan Coast Guard
11 Feb. 2014 13:43-14:35 Movie(Visible images),37sec,[5.59MB]   Japan Coast Guard
3 Feb. 2014 13:35-14:35 Movie(Visible images),50sec,[7.66MB]   Japan Coast Guard
20 Jan. 2014 09:35-10:35 Movie(Visible images),34sec,[5.04MB] Activities continued. Japan Coast Guard
12 Jan. 2014 12:35-13:35 Movie(Visible images),32sec,[4.89MB]   Japan Coast Guard
26 Dec. 2013 09:20-10:35 Movie(Visible images),2min43sec,[15.1M] "New land" and "Old Nishinosihma" were connected by the continued lava flow. Japan Coast Guard
24 Dec. 2013 13:15-14:30 Movie(Visible images),3min45sec,[20.8M] The area covered by lava increased. Japan Coast Guard
13 Dec. 2013 13:15-14:30 Movie(Visible images),2min24sec,[13.4M] Eruption continued. Japan Coast Guard
1 Dec. 2013 13:20-14:40 Movie(Visible images),3min47sec,[214M]   Japan Coast Guard
26 Nov. 2013 13:50-14:50 Movie(Visible images),1min5sec,[62.5M] Eruption continued. Lava flow appeared. Japan Coast Guard
22 Jan. 2013 15:30-16:30 Movie(Visible images),56sec,[57.5M] Eruption continued. Japan Coast Guard
21 Nov. 2013 13:10-14:17 Movie(Visible images),1min23sec,[84.5M] Eruption continued. Japan Coast Guard
20 Nov. 2013 16:15-16:50 Movie(Visible images),10min55sec,[60.4M] Eruption restarted and "New land" was formed. Japan Coast Guard


* Volcanic activity of NISHINOSHIMA Volcano
Listed measurements are rechecked and updated as required.

Date Time Eruption Plume Lava Flow Discolored
water
Volume
(East-West)
Volume
(North-South)
New Land Area
by lava flow
Measured Elevation Organization of survey
5 Mar. 2016 11:55-13:00 No No No Yes 1,940m 1,930m 2.63km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
18 Feb. 2016 14:20-14:25 No No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
16 Feb. 2016 14:20-14:25 No No No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
3 Feb. 2016 12:40-13:33 No No No Yes 1,940m 1,940m 2.63km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
19 Jan. 2016 13:15-14:20 No No No Yes 1,930m 1,940m 2.63km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
15 Jan. 2016 14:54-14:59 No No No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
3 Jan. 2016 16:10-16:13 No No No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
22 Dec. 2015 13:45-14:45 No No No Yes 1,900m 1,920m 2.62km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
25 Nov. 2015 14:45-14:50 No No No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
17 Nov. 2015 13:55-15:05 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,900m 1,950m 2.63km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
12 Nov. 2015 14:16-14:23 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
29 Oct. 2015 11:50-11:53 No No No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
18 Oct. 2015 14:20-14:40 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
13 Oct. 2015 13:40-14:40 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
20 Sep. 2015 12:42-12:48 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
16 Sep. 2015 13:25-14:25 No No Yes Yes 1,940m 1,950m 2.67km2 Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard
23 Aug. 2015 15:50-15:55 No No Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
19 Aug. 2015 13:25-14:27 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,980m 1,970m 2.71km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
31 Jul. 2015 11:50-12:50 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
18 Jun. 2015 11:50-12:50 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,980m 2,090m 2.70km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
7 Jun. 2015 14:35-14:45 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
26 May 2015 12:36-12:44 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
20 May 2015 14:05-15:20 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
19 May 2015 14:14-14:22 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
12 May 2015 13:45-13:53 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
27 Apr. 2015 10:30-11:15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
23 Apr. 2015 14:07-14:15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
22 Apr. 2015 09:42-09:44
13:04-13:05
Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
25 Mar. 2015 10:40-11:50 Yes Yes Yes Yes 2,000m 1,800m 2.45km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
23 Mar. 2015 12:02-12:10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
23 Feb. 2015 10:40-11:50 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,960m 1,800m 2.45km2 135m Japan Coast Guard
21 Jan. 2015 11:01-12:04 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
25 Dec. 2014 10:30-11:45 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,710m 1,830m 2.29km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
10 Dec. 2014 12:12 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1,760m 1,820m 2.24km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
JAXA
17 Oct. 2014 15:48-16:02 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
16 Oct. 2014 13:30-14:45 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,530m 1,720m 1.85km2 96m Japan Coast Guard
17 Sep. 2014 13:30-14:45 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,570m 1,450m 1.49km2 97m Japan Coast Guard
12 Sep. 2014 10:35-10:39 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
26 Aug. 2014 10:23-11:32 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,550m 1,240m 1.21km2 87m Japan Coast Guard
23 Jul. 2014 10:23-11:32 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,550m 1,070m 1.08km2 74m Japan Coast Guard
13 Jun. 2014 10:35-11:41 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
11 Jun. 2014 11:05 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
21 May 2014 13:40-14:45 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,280m 1,040m Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
15 Apr. 2014 10:13-12:43 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,190m 1,000m 0.77km2 72m Japan Coast Guard
24 Mar. 2014 13:20-14:20 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,180m 920m 0.72km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
28 Feb. 2014 13:25-14:40 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1,020m 820m 0.56km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
21 Feb. 2014 13:25-14:35 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
11 Feb. 2014 13:43-14:35 Yes Yes Yes Yes 920m 750m 0.45km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
10 Feb. 2014 13:10-13:15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
3 Feb. 2014 13:35-14:35 Yes Yes Yes Yes 890m 710m 0.44km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
2 Feb. 2014 12:50-12:55 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
28 Jun. 2014 09:58-10:12 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
27 Jun. 2014 12:00-15:00 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
20 Jan. 2014 09:35-10:35 Yes Yes Yes Yes 790m 610m 0.34km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
17 Jan. 2014 11:35-12:00 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
16 Jan. 2014 Around 12:45 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
12 Jan. 2014 12:35-13:35 Yes Yes Yes Yes 720m 570m 0.29m2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
3 Jan. 2014 15:10-15:20 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
28 Dec. 2013 12:50-13:05 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
26 Dec. 2013 09:20-10:35 Yes Yes Yes Yes 510m 530m 0.17km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
24 Dec. 2013 13:15-14:30 Yes Yes Yes Yes 490m 520m 0.15km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
18 Dec. 2013 08:55-09:15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
16 Dec. 2013 Around 13:30 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
13 Dec. 2013 13:15-14:30 Yes Yes Yes Yes 410m 330m 0.08km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
7 Dec. 2013 14:00-15:00 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
4 Dec. 2013 Around 09:40 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
1 Dec. 2013 13:20-14:40 Yes Yes Yes Yes 250m 200m 0.03km2 Unknown Japan Coast Guard
30 Nov. 2013 13:41-14:23 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
26 Nov. 2013 13:50-14:50 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
24 Nov. 2013 14:20-14:35 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
22 Nov. 2013 15:30-16:30 Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
21 Nov. 2013 13:10-14:17 Yes Yes None Yes 110m 130m 0.01km2 22m Japan Coast Guard
20 Nov. 2013 16:15-16:50 Yes Yes None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
28 Jun. 2013 14:32-14:50 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
25 Aug. 2012 13:51-14:04 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
9 Mar. 2012 12:10-12:15 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
16 Nov. 2011 12:24-12:35 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
7 Feb. 2011 13:55-14:04 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
29 Sep. 2010 13:03-13:10 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
24 Dec. 2009 12:50-12:59 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
26 Feb. 2009 12:14-12:31 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
20 Jun. 2008 14:14-14:15 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
13 Feb. 2008 12:02-12:10 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
10 Jun. 2007 15:20-15:24 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
20 Mar. 2007 11:56-12:01 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
24 Jan. 2007 09:13-09:41 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
16 Mar. 2006 10:28-10:39 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
28 Nov. 2005 11:36-11:44 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
9 Mar. 2005 11:58-12:09 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
12 Oct. 2004 13:59-14:15 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
22 Mar. 2004 13:30 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
4 Nov. 2003 14:40 - 14:57 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
5 Jun. 2003
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
27 May 2003 13:40 None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
10 Mar. 2003
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
5 Sep. 2002
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
28 Feb. 2002
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
25 Jan. 2000
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
13 Jan. 1999
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
12 Jan. 1999
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
28 Oct.1998
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
27 Feb. 1998
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
26 Feb. 1998
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
20 Nov. 1997
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
19 Nov. 1997
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
10 Mar. 1997
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
21 Sep. 1996
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
20 Sep. 1996
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Training Ship "Oshima Maru"
22 Jan. 1996
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
7 Jul. 1995
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
6 Jul. 1995
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
5 Jul. 1995
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
12 May 1995
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
28 Jul. 1994
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
27 Jul. 1994
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
9 Sep. 1993
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
8 Sep. 1993
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
6 Aug. 1992
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
5 Aug. 1992
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
31 Jul. 1991
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
25 Jul. 1990
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard
23 Jul. 1990
None None None Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan Coast Guard

The Digital Elevation Model data (50m mesh) of the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) is used for bird's eye view images and plan view images with approval of the Director General of GSI.