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Our First Glimpse Of Earth's Brand New South Pacific Island


Our First Glimpse Of Earth s Brand New South Pacific Island

Our First Glimpse Of Earth s Brand New South Pacific Island

Source: http://io9.com/our-first-glimpse-of-eart...

Late last year, a new volcanic island formed in the South Pacific. Located about 40 miles (65 km) from the region's main island of Tongatapu, the island could become Tonga's latest tourist attraction. But scientists warn it could still be unstable and dangerous.

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This is so very cool. 

They took a selfie at the top, but how crazy is that if the whole volcanic ash structure actually fell down upon itself.  The ground is deceptively solid, but it's more dangerous that walking on icebergs in the spring!

tonga tongatapu volcanic ash island selfie

Yeah, it looks deceptively stable but I'm sure it's not.

Cool that an island kind of erupted out of nowhere right in 2015.

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