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