Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Behold, a new Island has emerged upon the vast ocean of the Earth.  After a volcanic activity under the waters of Ogasawara, Tokyo in Japan, a new island has risen with an area of 14 acres and is in fact continuously expanding as volcanic activity still persists.

Our home planet Earth is indeed filled with surprises.  This mass of land and water is geologically dynamic.  As years pass by, fields, mountains, lake, and oceans are created and destroyed at the same time.  They come and they go.  For sure, nothing is permanent on this world that we live in.

A new island has risen, you say? Yes, the idea is still hard for us to sink in.  It is not all the time that we hear something that magically emerge out of nowhere all of a sudden.  Well, we can really say it was pure magic since there is a scientific explanation behind the mysterious surfacing of the island.  As a matter of fact, it was a volcanic activity that created this Island.

Late November, it was reported that an eruption occurred in the vast length of Pacific Ocean around 600 miles from the Ogasawara Islands, south of Tokyo.  A few weeks after the alleged volcanic activity, an island was formed and is continuously growing with a current area of 14 acres.  Residents near the area called the newly formed mass of land Nijima.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Earth Observatory released and shared new aerial images of the island to the public.  However, they said that sometimes, this type of land does not last that long.  They easily erode away.  As the weight of the landmass gradually increases, the sea floor cannot support the land thus it starts to sink.

As of the moment, Nijima Island is stable and still showing early signs that it will stick around.  Hopefully, it will indeed last for other generations to witness.

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