New volcanic island still erupting / Experts “Can’t understand why magma can be coming out for half a year”



↑ Nishino-shima island absorbed by the new volcanic island. The pictures were taken by the Maritime Safety Agency on 5/21/2014.


Following up this article.. New volcanic island grew bigger than the main island [URL]


According to Geological survey of Japan and the Maritime Safety Agency, the new volcanic island has absorbed the neighboring main island and still keeps growing.

At the moment of 5/21/2014, it’s already 86 times large as when it was found for the first time last November, 5 times large as the main island before the eruption.


It has been 6 months, but there is no sign to slow down. Prof. Nogami from Tokyo Inst. of Technology comments they need throughout research to identify what makes it keep erupting continuously.

Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii is famous for its continuous eruption but the underground structure is different from Japan.



You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


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La nouvelle île volcanique toujours en éruption / Experts : “On ne comprend pas pourquoi du magma remonte encore au bout de 6 mois”


↑ L’île de Nishino-shima absorbée par la nouvelle île volcanique.
Ces photos du 21 mai 2014 sont de la Maritime Safety Agency.

Article lié : La nouvelle île volcanique est maintenant plus grande que l’île principale

Selon Geological survey of Japan et la Maritime Safety Agency, La nouvelle île volcanique a absorbé la principale île voisine et continue de grandir.

Au 21 mai 2014, elle était déjà 86 fois plus large que ce qu’elle l’était lorsqu’elle a été découverte en novembre dernier, 5 fois plus grande que ce qu’était l’île principale avant l’éruption.

Ça fait 6 mois et il n’y a aucun signe de ralentissement. Le Pr. Nogami du Tokyo Inst. of Technology déclare qu’ils ont besoin de faire des recherches approfondies pour identifier ce qui maintient cette éruption continue.
Le volcan Kilauea d’Hawaii est célèbre pour ses éruptions continues mais la structure souterraine y est différente de celle du Japon.

Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

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