The 10 youngest islands on Earth

The Earth’s landscape is constantly changing, and the best evidence of this is the volcanic islands, which were born from clubs of smoke, ash and bubbling magma over the past decade.

Hunga Ha’apai, Tonga.

More than a month ago, the eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai in the Pacific Ocean continued, and a new island was formed from the magma thrown out onto the surface of the magma.


Lateiki is an island and an underwater volcano in the Tonga archipelago, which lies between the islands of Khao and Late.


The islands of Jadid and Sholan in Yemen.

The volcanic islands of Jadid and Sholan were formed in the archipelago of Ez-Zubair in the Red Sea off the western coast of Yemen in 2011 and 2013. On this map is marked the island of Jadid.


Sholan Island.

Scientists argue that the tectonic activity that led to the emergence of the islands Jadid and Sholan, may indicate the existence of a previously unknown science volcanic core.


Nishinoshima Island, Ogasawara, Japan.

Four years ago in the Pacific Ocean erupted volcano, which led to the emergence of a new tiny island off the coast of Japan. The new island appeared above the surface of the water in November 2013 near the island of Nisinosima, and continued to increase in size until it became part of it.

Clemence Tamera
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