Underwater volcanic eruption reported near Japanese Iwo Jima Islands

Thursday, May 3, 2012
By Paul Martin

May 3, 2012

JAPAN – An underwater volcanic eruption may have occurred near Iwoto Island (Iwo Jima), the Japan Meteorological Agency has said. The Maritime Self-Defense Force confirmed a change in the color of the water northeast of Iwoto–about 1,250 kilometers south of Tokyo–at about 3:40 p.m. on Sunday after volcanic tremors–lasting about half an hour–were observed in the early morning on the island, according to the agency. –Yomiuri

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