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An island is born June 13, 2007

Posted by Al in : bizarre,nature,video , trackback

Here’s a remarkable video, featuring a remarkable coincidence. This family were sailing in the South Pacific when they noticed sand floating on top of the water. Closer examination showed this sand to be volcanic stones and dust, which would have come from a nearby volcano that was just breaking through the surface of the water. As they continued sailing more volcanic activity was seen, and a new island was being formed as they passed by. To witness the birth of a brand new island must be something special. Who knows whether that island will grow into something the size of Hawaii, or will remain an insignificant dot on the map, but witnessing it’s birth is definitely memorable.


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