Brand New Smoking Island Rises Out of the Red Sea

December 29, 2011 by  
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As island nations around the world look for solutions to stem rising sea levels due to climate change, a new land mass has spontaneously popped out of the Red Sea. The smoking hot island is acting as a real-time geographical lesson in how volcanic oceanic islands are formed — it is bubbling above the surface due to a recently active volcano. NASA captured the rising island (shown above) from their Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) – check out an image of the spot before the volcanic eruption after the jump. Read the rest of Brand New Smoking Island Rises Out of the Red Sea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , earth architecture , global warming , how islands are formed , islands in the red sea , new islands , oceanic island , red sea , red sea islands , volcanic eruption , volcanic island , volcano , yemen

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