Volcanic islands merge in Pacific Ocean

New island

The newer part of the island is now larger than the older portion, which last expanded in 1973-74

 (SOURCE)  A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean has merged with its neighbour to form one landmass, the US space agency says.

The merged island lies some 1,000km (621mi) south of Tokyo, the result of eruptions on the seafloor that have spewed enough material to rise above the water line.

In November 2013, a new island sprouted near to Nishino-shima, another volcanic landmass that last expanded in the 70s.

Four months later, the new and old islands are one island.

The newer portion of the island – which was referred to as Niijima – is now larger than the original Nishino-shima landmass.

The merged island is slightly more than 1km (3,280ft) across.

According to Nasa, two cones have formed around the main volcanic vents and stand more than 60m above sea level.

Volcanic lava flows are reported to be most active now on the south end of the island.

The new landmass lies in the Ogasawara (Bonin) Island chain.

2 thoughts on “Volcanic islands merge in Pacific Ocean

  1. That is Because we Both Live in the RING of FIRE in the Pacific!! It is a Huge BIG Ring and is the most active on the Earth GOD CREATED!! I know I live between Two Volcanoes Mount St. Helens, and Mount Hood.. I feel little earthquakes all the time, that is because GOD Created the CRUST to Move underneath us!!

    GOD is a GENIUS and CREATOR of this UNIVERSE and EARTH we Live on!! God Our FATHER who art in HEAVEN is the Most Powerful FATHER in this UNIVERSE!! God is Very LOVING though HIS One and Only SON Jesus Christ!! Thus: I Believe in the Trinity – GOD the FATHER / GOD the SON / GOD The HOLY GHOST ( HOLY SPIRIT )!!

    Praise Jesus Christ as He knows what is Happening to where we live!! Jesus Christ is KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA, the FIRST and the LAST!!

    GOD CREATED the HEAVENS ( Universe ) and the EARTH, HE CREATED us in HIS Own IMAGE!! Praise Jesus Christ for Today and Everyday!! Jesus Christ LOVED every FIRST before we LOVED HIM!! Thus: Jesus Christ LOVES Everyone UNCONDITIONALLY!!

    Jesus Christ is LOVE and HE Commands us to LOVE one another!! LOVE is Much Stronger than hate!! Those Who have Jesus Christ in their Lives Know LOVE is RIGHT!!

    Thanks so much Gordon! God Bless You and You Family and Friends!!

    Love in Christ Jesus, YSIC \o/


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