NASA found a new island in the Red Sea

NASA found a new island in the Red Sea

Say'ūn : Yemen | Dec 30, 2011 at 10:34 PM PST
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Rescue Mission as Volcano Erupts

The announcement was made on Friday by the U.S. space agency. Satellites show that is located near the west coast of Yemen and its appearance occurred after a volcanic eruption

The Observatory of the U.S. space agency released satellite photos obtained by showing a column of white smoke emanating from the ocean near the islands of Zubair, in the Red Sea on 23 December.

"The December 2011 image shows an alleged island where before was only the surface water," he said.

"A dense column of smoke comes out of the island, near the bottom is dark and clear at the top, perhaps a mixture of volcanic ash and water vapor," he added.

The volcanoes are responsible for the creation of new islands every few years, but many are not strong enough to withstand wind and waves from the open sea, said volcanologist Rick Wunderman told CNN. Wunderman said, however, that the Red Sea volcanic material tends to last longer.

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Volcanic Activity and New Island in the Red Sea
Volcanic Activity and New Island in the Red Sea
From: NASA Earth Observatory
Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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