December 16, 2023
A series of undersea volcanic eruptions have led to the formation of a new island in Japan. The newly formed island is in the Pacific Ocean off the seacoast of Iwo Jima, another Japanese island. Multiple volcanic eruptions led to the accumulation of magma on the seabed, which eventually rose above the surface of the water. Located 1,200kms south of Japan’s mainland, this new landmass rises approximately 20mts above the water surface and has a diameter of around 100mts. According to scientists, the new island may disappear soon due to erosion caused by the movement of waves. Scientists are examining the deposits of the eruption to determine the island’s composition.
Did You Know?
There are over 1,500 active volcanoes on Earth.