Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami

www.dnaindia.com, 20 Aug 2014 16:30

An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said on Tuesday, reports Dna. The small, but growing, island appeared last year and quickly engulfed the already-existing island of Nishinoshima, around 1,000 kilometres south of Tokyo. It now covers 1.26 square kilometers.

 

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