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Eruption off Iwo Jima creates new island

TOKYO, Nov 03 (News On Japan) - A volcanic eruption off the coast of Iwo Jima in the Ogasawara Islands has created a new island.

Photos taken by the Maritime Self-Defense Force show what appears to be black dirt blown up into the air, creating an island-like landmass.

According to the Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo has confirmed that an eruption approximately 1 km off Iwo Jima in the Ogasawara Islands has created an island with a diameter of approximately 100 meters.

There has been an increase in tremors on Iwo Jima since around October 21.

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