A new island was created in Japan by a volcano eruption


The new island is situated at about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean. It is the first known volcanic activity in the area in around 40 years. The last time when a submarine volcano created a new small island was in 1973 / 1074. In fact, the earth is an ever changing world. In the Ring of Fire, about 400 volcanoes are dispersed 25,000 miles in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese archipelago has thousands of islands. In some cases they are important for mineral resources.
The new born island has not yet a name. “It’s made of a big pile of rocks. If they aren’t stuck together very well they will erode and brake down” said about the new island the volcanologist Darcy Ogden from UC of San Diego. If the new island will become stable, the Japanese government plans to install port facilities on it, in the future. "If it becomes a full-fledged island, we would be happy to have more territory," Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told to journalists.


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