New Red Sea Island Formed Between Eritrea and Yemen

A volcanic eruption has created a new island in the Red Sea between Yemen and Eritrea

By Samantha Stainburn,

The Red Sea begged Santa for months for a brand new island, and lo-and-behold, the jolly man caused an underwater eruption that formed a new piece of land in the middle of the Red Sea.

According to CNN, the island, which is basically a mass of lava that cooled once it broke through the water’s surface, was formed after a submarine shield volcano which has formed several small islands in the area between Yemen and Eritrea, erupted. The last time the volcano erupted was in the 19th century. Continue reading

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