Niijima: A brand new tiny island

 
Niijima is still erupting and growing!

 
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Volcanic activity along the western edge of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” gave rise to a tiny island in late November 2013. Located in the Ogasawara Islands, part of the Volcano Islands arc, the new islet sits about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) south of Tokyo in waters considered part of Japanese territory.

 
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NASA’s Earth Observatory:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=82607

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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