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Credit - Lauren Dauphin/NASA Earth Observatory
September 26, 2022

The Central Tonga Islands welcomed the birth of a new baby – a baby island, that is. The new baby island emerged in the southwest Pacific Ocean, where underwater volcanoes are plentiful. One of these submerged volcanoes awoke on September 10, spewing lava, steam, and ash, according to a statement from the NASA Earth Observatory. Just eleven hours after the volcano began to erupt, a new island had emerged above the water’s surface, says NASA...

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