TOKYO, November 5Specialists from the Institute for Earthquake Research at the University of Tokyo announced the formation of a new island with a diameter of about 100 meters as a result of the eruption of an underwater volcano near the Japanese island of Io.
During aerial observations carried out on October 30, the eruption of an underwater volcano in the area of the island of Io was confirmed. Experts believe that during the eruption, when magma entered the ocean waters, a so-called phreatomagmatic explosion occurred, in which huge stones were thrown out from under the surface of the water.
Not far from the site of the eruption, a new island with a diameter of about 100 meters was discovered. Its surface is covered with volcanic rocks, and the bordering water area around it has a grayish-beige hue. Because of this, experts believe that as the eruption continues, the size of the island may also increase.
Io Island is located in the Ogasawara island chain, thousands of kilometers south of Tokyo.