Satellites watch as Japan’s new volcanic island continues to grow (image)

A new image taken from space shows that an island forged in volcanic fire on the Pacific Seas off Japan at the end of Oct. 2023 is still rising from the sea.

The new volcanic island, which has been named Niijima  —  meaning “new island” in Japanese  —  was imaged by the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite on Nov. 27. The continued growth of the island shows that the underwater volcanic activity that birthed the island off the southern coast of Iwo Jima is continuing.