In the Pacific ocean has a new island

В Тихом океане появился новый островок

New island has a width of about 100 meters and a length of 400 meters. It is 120 metres to the West of the already flooded island Latency.Off the coast of the small Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific ocean has a new island. According to the geologists, it was formed by a volcanic eruption of an underwater volcano. In parallel with the emergence of a new island was flooded the other island of the archipelago of Tonga — Latency.

New island has a width of about 100 meters and a length of 400 meters. It is 120 metres to the West of the already flooded island Latency.

В Тихом океане появился новый островок

Underwater eruption, which led to all these changes lasted for 18 days in October. The area where a new island, known for its volcanic activity and numerous earthquakes.

In fact, the archipelago and the government of Tonga is located in the so-called “ring of Fire” — region at the perimeter of the Pacific ocean, where most volcanoes in the world — 328 of 540 known on Earth.

No one knows for sure what it consists of and how long it will last is a new island. Maybe soon it will swallow the sea — just as it happened recently with the island was Zalzala off the coast of Pakistan.

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