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NASA Discovers New Island in the Pacific Ocean

NASA Discovers New Island in the Pacific Ocean
NASA Discovers New Island in the Pacific Ocean
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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has detected a new island in the Pacific Ocean . A visual of the discovered island was also shared. So, how did the discovered island come about? Curious details about the subject are here.

New Island Revealed in the Pacific Ocean

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration discovered a recently formed island. It was announced that the discovered island was in the Pacific Ocean. NASA also shared very important information about how the island in question came to be.

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An island was formed as a result of some explosions in the volcano named Home Reef in the Tonga Islands. According to the information shared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, it was noticed that the new island was formed eleven hours after the explosions that started on September 10.

Tonga Geological Services stated that the island in question was believed to be 33 feet above sea level, that is, approximately 10 meters high and 4,000 square meters wide, but six days later it was observed that the island had reached 24,000 square meters.

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The island photo above was taken by Landsat 9, part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Operational Land Imager-2. It was announced that the photo in question was taken on September 14. Unfortunately, the image doesn’t reveal how much the island has grown since it first appeared.

NASA Discovers New Island in the Pacific Ocean

NASA thinks that the island detected in the Pacific Ocean will not survive for very long. Most of the islands formed by volcanoes are short-lived, but some survived for several years. Of course, it is not clear whether this island will be long-lived.

Home Reef has had four major eruptions since 1852. Small islands were formed after the eruptions. In addition, the 1984 and 2006 eruptions created huge temporary islands with cliffs up to 70 meters high.

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