Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Nishinoshima Volcano
Posted by feww on November 20, 2015
M6.0 quake strikes SSE of Chichi-shima, Japan
Centered at 25.9ºN, 143.4ºE, about 90km SSE of Chichi-shima, the quake occurred at a depth of 10km , according to Japan’s weather agency.
- 990km SSE of Katsuura, Japan
- 1,050 SSE of Tokyo
Nishinoshima Volcano (27.247°N, 140.874°E)
The quake struck near Nishinoshima volcano, which resumed eruption on Tuesday. Intermittent eruptions have helped the volcanic island to grow by more than 12-folds in the past two years.
Located about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, Nishinoshima Island currently measures about 2,000 meters across.
In 2013, an undersea eruption formed a new island near Nishinoshima, and continuing lava flows eventually linked the two islands several months ago.