Sunday, March 01, 2015

Magma and lava from volcanic eruption merge with existing island to create new landmass 620miles south of Tokyo

Came across this and it pertains to my field of study to a great deal, so will love to share....
Magma and lava from a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific have formed a new island measuring one square mile in size.

Photographs taken of the island of Nishinoshima, since an eruption off its coast in November 20, 2013, reveal the landmass is continuing to increase in size in an extremely rare volcanic phenomenon.

The eruption off the coast of Nishinoshima island - which is located within the Ring of Fire - initially created an islet but the volcanic discharge has now merged with it to form a single landmass.
Pictures of the site taken by the Japanese Coastguard show how the two islands have slowly formed into a single landmass over the past 15 months.
Initially, scientists were unsure how long it would last because volcanic islets of that type tend to be reclaimed by the sea after a short time.
The coastguard said the island is now 52 times bigger than the Tokyo Dome and is expected to continue growing, CNN reported.
Early images also revealed remarkable discoloration of the water, caused by volcanic minerals and white puffs of steam and gases.
Although the area regularly experiences earthquakes and eruptions, they are rarely as powerful as the latest one.
Feel free to ask geophysicist Rella any questions by dropping your comments


  1. ok geophysicist rella...the title long we have any of such in Nigeria?

  2. Hmmn.. no we don't, especially not in our oceans (Atlantic). Japan happens to fall among a region known as The Pacific Ring of Fire which is characterised by high seismicity such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes..... Oya clap for

  3. hahaha.....****kpa kpaa kpa kpa kpa***..thank you auntin! ***even though junior doesn't understand jack of what you said***...heheheehee...