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Nishinoshimas and the birth of a new Island

November 20, 2013

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If I am counting right this will be the birth of the fourth island in under two years. Two in Jebel Al-Zubair, one in Indonesia (that I for the life of me can’t remember the name of) and now Nishinoshima is in the process of birthing its second island in 40 years. It is also interesting that it takes place within a week of the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Surtsey.

But first off, it is not the volcanic caldera island of Nishinoshima that is erupting, it is the volcanic caldera island of Nishinoshima that is erupting! Confused? Me too!

The non-erupting Nishinoshima is a part of the Oki Islands in the Korea Sea, that Nishinoshima is part of a Somma volcano that used to be a massive stratovolcano, beside it is the remnant of the Dogojima stratovolcano. Both the destroyed Somma-volcano and the Dogojima is situated within yet…

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