VIDEO: Japan’s Newest Island Is Now Eight Times Bigger

The newest island is now about eight times bigger than it was when it first emerged. On November 20, it was about 1,640 feet (500 meters) off Nishino Shima, but the two islands have joined together, their growing connection marked by a narrow pool of reddish seawater.

The island formed from the action of an underwater volcano, which released billowing smoke, steam, ash, and rocks from an explosive crater.

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