An Islands Rises from the Depths of the Pacific Ocean



Following an underwater volcanic eruption, NASA’s Earth Observatory reports the formation of a new island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

The eruption of the Central Tonga Islands’ Home Reef seamount has created a new island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Located on a seafloor ridge that stretches from New Zealand to Tonga and is home to the world’s highest density of underwater volcanoes, the eruption began on September 10.