A new island was formed on planet Earth

After fresh volcanic eruptions in the southwest Pacific Ocean, a new island has formed on planet Earth.

BingMag.com A new island was formed on planet Earth

After fresh volcanic eruptions in the southwest Pacific Ocean, a new island has formed on planet Earth.

According to members NASA's Earth Observatory team "In the southwest Pacific, a ridge of seafloor that stretches from New Zealand to Tonga has the highest density of underwater volcanoes in the world." On September 10 (19 Shahrivar), one of them, the Home Reef seamount, woke up and created a new island." According to NASA, this new island 11 hours after the beginning of the volcanic eruption. It has come out of the water. The observations of this space agency, including with the help of the powerful "Lansat 9" satellite, show that the size of the island has grown rapidly. 4000 square meters and its height is estimated to be 10 meters above sea level. Meanwhile, until September 20 (29 Shahrivar), this island increased to 24,000 square meters. It is located in Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai and northwest of Mo'unga'one.

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Home Reef is located in the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone. A region where three tectonic plates collide at the fastest converging boundary on planet Earth. In this area, the Pacific plate sinks under two other smaller plates, creating one of the deepest trenches on Earth and the most active volcanic arcs.

BingMag.com A new island was formed on planet Earth

NASA also added that islands created by submarine volcanoes often last for a short time, although sometimes they persist for years.

This is not the first time that this has happened. An island is born. Four eruptions have already been recorded for Home Reef Volcano. After both events of 1852 and 1857, temporary small islands were formed. According to NASA, the eruptions of 1984 and 2006 also created short-term islands with rocks 50 to 70 meters high.

An island that was destroyed in 2020 due to the 12-day eruption of the Late'iki volcano. ) formed near Home Reef, washed away by ocean currents after two months. Meanwhile, the previous island created by the same volcano in 1995 stood for 25 years.

Photo: Home Reef eruption and creation of a new island
Credit: Landsat 9/NASA /p>

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