Japan: Volcano forms new island south of Tokyo

 
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Here’s a destination it’s safe to say you haven’t been to yet: A small island off the Japanese coast and south of Tokyo that was formed by a volcanic eruption last month. The eruption was the first reported in the area since the mid-1970s. Most volcanic activity there goes undetected, because it goes on deep below the surface on the seabed along the Izu-Ogasawara-Marianas Trench. About 660 feet in diameter, the new island is just off the coast of Nishinoshima in the Ogasawara chain, which is also known as the Bonin Islands.

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