The New Japanese Island Keeps Growing

Eight months ago a new island emerged from the sea to the south of Japan near Ogasawara. It started as a small eruption but it seems that it hasn’t stopped and it is still growing. It already has a surface of 1.3 square kilometers and scientists say that it is large enough to consider that it won’t disappear submerged in the sea. As of now, this new territory doesn’t have an official name. For the moment people call it 新島 (新: new, 島: island).

The new island in Japan