The Japanese volcanic island of Nishinoshima is growing and growing and is not only producing lava flows but also ash clouds. On 13. July these reached an altitude of 6100 m, with a cone height of 200 m.The Japanese coast guard photographed lava fountains that were as high as the cinder cone. Today the activity seems to be decreasing. The VAAC recorded volcanic ash at an altitude of 3700 m.
New observations will be made on July 20 by the meteorological observation ship “Keifu”.