Volcano forms a new island in the Red Sea

Earlier this month, a volcano erupted in the Red Sea with fisherman reporting the lava fountains reaching heights of up to 30 meters! The imagery of the eruption, captured by NASA’s EO-1 (“Earth Observing-1) satellite, shows an amazing plume of ash and water vapor.


This volcano erupted in an area of previously unbroken water, and apparently caused the formation of a new island, seen here:


You can read more about this on NASA’s Earth Observatory site or see it in Google Earth by using this KML file.

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Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Alawi Abdoussamad says:

    It is an amazing reality and lovely scenery and I highly appreciate the discovery as well as am expressing my willing to be informed of news

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