Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02097
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 first observed an eruption plume rising from the sea. 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 the sea by 8 March.
Photo by G. Iwashita, 1986 (Japan Meteorological Agency).
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