An island appears in the Pacific after an underwater volcanic eruption

(CNN) — The central islands of Tonga welcomed the birth of a “baby”, meaning a new island.

A new island has risen in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, full of underwater volcanoes. One of these submerged volcanoes spewed lava, steam and ash on September 10. NASA Earth Observation Report.

Eleven hours after the volcano began erupting, a new island rose to the surface of the water, according to NASA, which captured images of the new island with satellites.

According to NASA, the Earth rapidly grew in size. On September 14, researchers from the Tonga Geological Survey estimated that the island covers an area of ‚Äč‚Äčless than one hectare at 4,000 square meters.

But by September 20, the island was fully grown 24,000 Sq.Mtor about 2.4 hectares.

The new island is located in the central Tonga Islands on the Home Reef Seamount.

Now, islands created by underwater volcanoes are “mostly short-lived,” says NASA. However, ephemeral islands sometimes last for years or even decades.

The Home Reef volcano was erupting as of Friday, one step at a time Facebook registration Tonga Geological Survey. However, the volcano’s activity poses “low risks to the aviation community and residents of Vava’u and Ha’apai,” two groups of islands in central Tonga.

“No visible ash has been reported in the last 24 hours,” the agency added. “All boaters are advised to travel within 4km of the home reef until further notice.”

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