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A jaw-dropping eruption from an oceanic volcano in Japan has been captured

jaw-dropping eruption from an oceanic volcano: An underwater volcano has erupted off the coast of Japan, sending tall plumes of ash and smoke into the sky.

The rare moment was caught on camera by the nation’s Coast Guard just weeks after the same volcano gave birth to a new island in the Pacific Ocean.

The volcano had previously erupted on October 21, spewing rock and ash every few minutes for more than a week.

By October 30, this volcanic debris had piled up in a huge pile, just one kilometer (0.6 mi) off the coast of Okinawa, on the south coast of Iwo Jima.
Eventually, the volcanic landmass formed its own, which experts call “Nijima,” meaning “new island” in Japanese.

While the October eruptions eventually stopped, Niijima remained in place—now 100 meters (330 ft) wide and 20 meters (66 ft) above sea level at its highest point.

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Additionally, satellite images taken by the European Space Agency on November 3 showed that the newborn island was visible from space.
However, an entirely new eruption rocked the new formation just three weeks later, on Nov. 23, the Coast Guard announced last week.

The fresh explosion sent ash and smoke 200 meters (660 feet) into the sky and swept debris into the waves.

As Live Science points out, the recent excitement suggests that volcanic activity in the seas around Iwo Jima is resuming after a brief quiet spell following the July 2022 eruption.
It is unclear how the recent eruption will affect Niijima’s survival, but experts have acknowledged that the small island may not stand the test of time.

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Satellite images revealed that the newly-formed island was now visible from spaceESA

Yuji Osui, an analyst with the Japan Meteorological Agency’s volcanology division, told The Associated Press: Niijima’s “broken” base may be easily washed away by waves.

Experts are still analyzing its structure, he said, noting that it could survive longer if it was made of lava than if it were made of volcanic rocks such as plinth.
He said: We just have to see progress. “But this island may not last long.”
Undersea volcanoes and seismic activity in the past have formed new islands.
In 2013, the eruption of Nishinoshima in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo led to the creation of a new island that continued to grow during a decade of eruptions.

Also in 2013, after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan, a small island emerged from the seabed. In 2015, a new island was formed as a result of a month-long eruption of an underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, out of about 1,500 active volcanoes in the world, 111 volcanoes are located in Japan, which are located on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire.

The Ring of Fire—which stretches from the southern tip of South America, along the west coast of North America, across the Bering Strait, through Japan, and into New Zealand—is the most seismically and volcanically active region on Earth.

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