Young Volcanic Island Fuses With Older Neighbor Off Coast Of Japan


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A young volcanic island has recently joined with its neighbor, its lava claiming the remnants of a 40-year-old volcanic island as its own.

The world’s newest island, Niijima, born by volcano off the Pacific coast of Japan a few hundred miles south of Tokyo, was predicted to stop growing and e…

A young volcanic island has recently joined with its neighbor, its lava claiming the remnants of a 40-year-old volcanic island as its own.

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The world’s newest island, Niijima, born by volcano off the Pacific coast of Japan a few hundred miles south of Tokyo, was predicted to stop growing and erode away fairly quickly. However, Nii (new) Jima (island) kept growing as its volcano kept releasing lava until joining to its older neighbor, Nishinoshima.

Niijima’s central volcano continues its activity and is producing spectacular demonstrations of land formation.

The volcano that formed Niijima first poked through the surface of the Pacific Ocean on November 20, 2013, and joined the Ogasawara chain of islands in Japanese waters.

This chain of islands, also called the Bonin Islands, lies along the western rim of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” fault line marked by frequent volcanic and seismic activity. By the end of 2013, the little island had expanded to eight times its initial size.

The conjoined islands together now measure a little over 1,100 meters across—not even a mile—and rise at their highest point some 60 meters above sea level. The southern part of the new land mass still has active lava flows, and the active volcanic cone continues to emit ash clouds.

Satellite images taken of the site reveal fluffy puffs of cloud trailing away from the new island. Some observers, including NASA’s Earth Observatory staff, have speculated that these are signs of an erruption. However, meteorologists have pointed out that the ash particles emitted from the young island’s volcano are likely seeding the formation of clouds in a process called nucleation. The somewhat regular burst-like cloud puffs may be indicative of periodic releases of ash pushed out by escaping gases.

The formation of new land mass by underwater volcanoes has long been thought to take upwards of millions of years. Niijima took only a few months and serves as a reminder that the Earth is a dynamic, changing planet.

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