• Kyodo

  • SHARE

An estimated 7.9 million cu. meters of lava has gushed out of the seabed to form the new landmass that has since merged with Nishinoshima Island — enough to fill Tokyo Dome six times, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan says.

The GIAJ made the estimate by comparing aerial images of the merged island about 1,000 km south of Tokyo taken on Feb. 16 and Dec. 17.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)