Volcano rises from sea to form new islet

National Nov 21, 2013

Volcano rises from sea to form new islet

by Magdalena Osumi

A smoking cone emerged Wednesday from the Pacific during a volcanic eruption, forming a new islet about 1,000 km south of Tokyo in the Ogasawara chain, and the government hopes its arrival will be an avenue to extending Japan's ocean territory. The islet was formed ...