Japan has a new island – level 1

14-11-2023 07:00

Japan has a new island. The island is about 100 meters wide.  It is in the Ogasawara island chain.

A volcano under the sea near Iwoto Island makes the island. The volcano erupts in October. Big eruptions start. These happen when magma meets water. Professor Fukashi Maeno sees the island. He is flying above the volcano. Smoke and ash go up during the eruptions.

Similar things happen in 2021. We do not know what will happen to the island. It may get bigger or go away. It sometimes happens that such islands go away. Wind and water help this process. Japan gains and loses islands sometimes.

Difficult words: eruption (sudden bursting out of materials from somewhere), magma (hot liquid rock), ash (grey powder).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the likelihood that this new island will continue to exist in the long term?


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