Incredible pictures as volcanic eruption causes new island to form off Japan 8 years ago

Incredible pictures as volcanic eruption causes new island to form off Japan

Mother Nature showed her raw power today after a volcanic eruption formed a new island near Japan, and it made for some impressive pictures

There have been some fantastic pictures captured after a new island was formed off the coast of Japan by a huge volcanic eruption.

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According to The Guardian, the island is not too big (just about 200 metres in diameter), and appeared just off the coast of Nishinoshima.

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There is a chance that the island could be eroded away, however Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief cabinet secretary said "If it becomes a full-fledged island, we would be happy to have more territory."

Hat-tip to Phillip Thomas on Twitter for the main pic