Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Nishinoshima
in Japan

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Nishinoshima can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 284096
Name: Nishinoshima
Lat/Lon: 27.247 , 140.874
Event Date: 24 Dec 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: No people affected
Exposed Population 100km: No people affected
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 1
Inserted at: 24 Dec 2019 04:57 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Nishinoshima report has been published on 18 Dec 2019 06:51.
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) reported that during an overflight of Nishinoshima on 15 December surveyors observed that explosions were occurring from the main crater of the pyroclastic cone every second to several seconds. Blocks were ejected as high as 300 m above the crater rim; red hot blocks were scattered at the base of the cone. Gray plumes rose from the crater, and lava continued flowing E into the sea. A new crater had opened on the N flank of the cone and effused lava that flowed NW down to the sea. JMA expanded the marine exclusion zone around the island to 2.5 km the next day. Sources: Japan Coast Guard,Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (28), (1), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),