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November 21 2013

Volcanic Eruption Forms New Island South of Tokyo

An undersea volcanic eruption has created a new island some 620 miles south of Tokyo, the Associated Press reports, citing Japanese coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency

The island, which is about 660 feet in diameter, is located near the uninhabited Nishinoshima island, a part of a chain of approximately 30 islands called the Bonin islands.

The coast guard issued an advisory Wednesday, warning about the cloud of heavy black smoke from the eruption

"This has happened before and in some cases the islands disappeared," said Japan's chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga Read more...

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