Is­land ap­pears

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WASHINGTON: A new is­land has ap­peared off the coast of Yemen fol­low­ing a vol­canic erup­tion.

Nasa’s Earth Ob­ser­va­tory posted satel­lite pho­tos show­ing a plume of white smoke ris­ing from the ocean near the Zubair group of is­lands in the Red Sea.

“The im­age from De­cem­ber 2011 shows an ap­par­ent is­land where there had pre­vi­ously been an un­bro­ken water sur­face,” Nasa said.

“A thick plume rises from the is­land, dark near the bot­tom and light near the top, per­haps a mix­ture of vol­canic ash and water vapour.”

New is­lands are cre­ated by undersea vol­ca­noes ev­ery few years. – SAPA-AFP

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