Nishinoshima - updates

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New Japan volcano island 'natural lab' for life

May 17, 2015 - 1:46 PM

A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonize barren land

TABULA RASA. This handout picture taken by Japan Coast Guard on March 25, 2015 shows the newly created Nishinoshima island at the Ogasawara island chain, 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo. Japan Coast Guard/AFP

Japan volcanic isle smouldering and growing

Jul 25, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Images show a few craters on Nishinoshima spewing columns of smoke high as molten lava flowed into the sea sending clouds of white steam into the sky

VOLCANIC ISLE. This handout picture taken by Japan Coast Guard on November 26, 2013 shows a newly created small islet (back right) near Nishinoshima island of the Ogasawara island chain in Japan. Photo from AFP