Niijima island spews jets of stream and ash near Nishinoshima island on November 21. Niijima emerged about 500 meters (550 yards) from the older Nishinoshima in November, and now they are one, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. Click through the gallery to see the change over time.
Island off Japan Coast Swallows its Neighbor, Volcano Island Niijima – 
Niijima is Japan’s newest island located in the Philippine Sea that has consistently grown in size since its inception in November. A NASA satellite image from March 30 found that Niijima merged with nearby island Nishino-shima. Niijima resulted from a seafloor volcano that sprouted in the western Pacific Ocean this past November. It is located 600 miles south of Tokyo in the Pacific “Ring of Fire, which spans from the coast Chile to Alaska and Siberia and then south to New Zealand. The volcanic island has not stopped erupting since November. As a result of the nonstop eruption, Niijima recently merged with another nearby volcanic island, Nishino-shima. The newly formed island is about 3,280 feet across and sits 196 feet above sea level. The southern portion of the landmass continues to show volcanic activity as ashes are rising from the island’s surface.


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Volcano Shiveluch has erupted ash at an altitude of six kilometres above sea level in Russian Far East’s Ust-Kamchatsky municipal entity, Kamchatka branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences geophysical service stated on Sunday. The ash plume has spread northwest of the volcano towards Bay Ozernoy not affecting any settlements, the Kamchatka territorial emergency situation department said. No threat exists for settlements. The volcano is ranked with orange aeronautical code of high eruption hazard.

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Eruption fears as Ecuador’s ‘throat of fire’ volcano spews ash, smoke- 
A volcano in central Ecuador has spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometres high, increasing fears of an eruption. Activity has been building at the Tungurahua volcano 130 kilometres south of the capital Quito since early February. On Friday (Saturday Australian time), experts reported a loud explosion that lasted for five minutes and an expulsion of ash. Tru News