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A new island forms near Nishinoshima Volcano

Lava Glows Atop Nishinoshima
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Lava Glows Atop Nishinoshima

The island has been growing steadily since 2013.

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Volcanic Island in the Pacific Turns Two
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Volcanic Island in the Pacific Turns Two

Nishinoshima has grown to twelve times its original size.

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Nishinoshima Continues to Grow
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Nishinoshima Continues to Grow

The growing volcanic island offers a blank canvas where new ecosystems will emerge.

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Nishinoshima continues to erupt
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Nishinoshima continues to erupt

Nishinoshima spews a plume of ash and gas, part of an ongoing eruption that continues to increase the size of the small island.

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New Island Turns One, Continues Growing
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New Island Turns One, Continues Growing

More than a year after emerging from the Pacific Ocean, a new Japanese island continues to grow.

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Still Huffing and Puffing
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Still Huffing and Puffing

The ongoing volcanic eruption at Nishino-shima is building up the island in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Growth of Nishino-shima Volcanic Island
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Growth of Nishino-shima Volcanic Island

Ash and steam stream from a remote Japanese island.

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“New” Pacific Island Consumes Its Neighbor
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“New” Pacific Island Consumes Its Neighbor

In the western Pacific Ocean, a new volcanic island that formed in the shadow of Nishino-shima has merged with it. The island has doubled in size as the eruption continues.

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When Two Become One
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When Two Become One

Volcanic activity may soon fuse a newly formed island to its neighbor Nishino-shima.

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New Island in the Ring of Fire
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New Island in the Ring of Fire

The EO-1 satellite captures a view of the new volcanic island that formed in November 2013 near Nishino-shima Volcano.

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