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Fantastic Video of Volcano Creating New Island Off Japan’s Coast

Japan got just a little bit bigger this week, as a volcano created a brand new island about 600 miles (970 kilometers) south of Tokyo.

The island is about 660 feet (200 meters) in diameter, according to the Japanese coast guard. It sits off the coast of Nishinoshima, itself a small, uninhabited island in a group of about 30 islands known as the Bonin Islands, or the Ogasawara chain.

Asked by the media if the new island will soon get a name, Japanese government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga replied that officials will first wait to see how long it sticks around, since new islands have a tendency to disappear back below the waves in a short time.

Read the rest of the story: Dramatic Video Shows Volcano Making New Island Off Japan.

Sakurajima Volcano Explodes!!!

The explosion shook buildings for miles and happened in Sakurajima Minamidakein Kagoshima at 4:45p.m. on October 3rd. The smoke went 3000m above the mountain. The explosion of the caldera near the top of the mountain, which is one of two craters of Minamidake, last erupted on February 22nd. The shock-wave was huge and it was possible to hear the sound of the explosion in Kagoshima city which is on the other side of the ocean.

Source: Yahoo