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[Video] New volcanic island appears off the coast of Japan

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[Video] New volcanic island appears off the coast of Japan

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An underwater volcanic eruption has created a new island in the Pacific ocean, Japan’s coast guard and meteorological agency have reported.

It is located near the uninhibited island of Nishinoshima, approximately 1000 kilometres south of Tokyo.

The new island is approximately 200 metres wide, according to the coast guard.

Japan’s meteorological agency has issued a warning to ships crossing the area.



Aerial footage of the new island shot by the Japanese Coast Guard


Location of the new island


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