Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02097
This photo shows a new island at the Fukutoku-Oka-no-ba submarine volcano on 28 January 1986. It was first seen on 20 January, four days after fishing boats observed an eruption plume rising from the ocean. The island reached a maximum size of 400 x 600 m, with a height of 15 m. By 22 January explosive activity had ceased, and the island was completely eroded away by 8 March.
Photo by G. Iwashita, 1986 (Japan Meteorological Agency).
This image is made available under the Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license terms.
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