New Island?

UPDATE – see recent video here.

This month, a new island apparently has emerged from the waters of the Red Sea.  On December 19, fisherman witnessed lava fountains rising as high as 90 feet above the water.  Comparison of October 23 2007 (left) and December 23, 2011 images from NASA’s EO-1 satellite show what appears to be a new island.


The new island may not last long if it compose primarily from volcanic debris, which would erode more rapidly from wave action than solidified magma would.


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