Nishinoshima eruption lava spills expanded warning range to 2.5km December 16 16:30
As for the unmanned island “Nishinoshima” in the Ogasawara Islands, which was confirmed to have erupted earlier this month, the Meteorological Agency has expanded the area where the lava flowed out. Expanded to The Japan Meteorological Agency and Japan Coast Guard continue to call for vigilance for vessels that navigate nearby.
An uninhabited island, Nishinoshima, about 130 km west of Chichijima in the Ogasawara Islands, confirmed that an eruption occurred again earlier this month, and the Japan Meteorological Agency announced a warning around the crater indicating `` risk of entering mountain '' from the summit crater. He called for vigilance in the range of about 1.5 km.
On the 15th, when the Japan Coast Guard observed from the sky, it was confirmed that the lava flowed out from the crater on the eastern side of the mountain peak that had already been confirmed, as well as from the crater newly formed on the north side, and reached the sea. about it.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the north side of the island has a relatively shallow seabed, and in the future there is a risk that the lava flow will be expanded.
For this reason, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced a warning around the crater again at 3:00 pm, expanding the area that requires caution from the summit crater to approximately 2.5 km.
The Japan Meteorological Agency and Japan Coast Guard are calling on vessels navigating nearby to watch out for large cinders and lava flows.