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“New” Pacific Island Consumes Its Neighbor

In the western Pacific Ocean, a new volcanic island that formed in the shadow of Nishino-shima has merged with it. The island has doubled in size as the eruption continues.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the USGS Earth Explorer. Coastline derived from data ©2013 Digital Globe. Caption by Mike Carlowicz, with some interpretation from Erik Klemetti.

Published April 4, 2014
Data acquired March 30, 2014

Source:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Topic:
Solid Earth > Volcanoes > Volcanic Ash/Dust