Scientists have found what might be the world’s youngest island near Japan! How did it form and how are scientists studying it?
The mystery of the Japanese island that appeared out of the sea: Study finds Nishinoshima formed from TWO volcanic eruptions
“The world’s youngest islands, located off the coast of Japan, formed in two explosive phases, says researchers. Two underwater volcanoes erupted forty years apart to form one active volcanic island, but researchers have discovered exactly how it formed in two explosive phases.”
Japan team swims in for first up-close look at newly formed volcanic isle
“Japanese scientists are getting an up-close lesson on how volcanic islands are formed. Last week, they landed on Nishinoshima, which was just a rocky outcropping in the Pacific Ocean until two years ago, when spectacular eruptions spewed lava and ash, expanding it to 12 times its size.”
Volcanic Eruption Creates New Island Off Japanese Coast
“A once-hidden Japanese volcano is rising up out of the Pacific Ocean. A new study in the journal Geology has outlined the remarkable evolution of one of the world’s youngest islands, revealing how it formed in two incredibly explosive phases.”
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