Creation: New volcanic island in South Pacific

This a true story, reported by Associated Press here and verified by Snopes here.

A yacht was traveling in the South Pacific near Tonga when the crew came across a weird sight. Look at these photos and try to imagine the thrill of experiencing this phenomenon.

A beach?

No. This is not a beach!

It’s volcanic stones floating on water!

But where is the volcano?

An unbelievable sight, so I had to take pictures because no one would believe me. Here’s the wake from my yacht…

We stayed on the edge of the water. Then, this was spotted: Ash and steam rising from the ocean.

And, while we were watching, a plume of black ash, a huge cloud, covering everything in red, even this far away….

Then the sky turns black with ash, and the ocean turns gold from the sun’s reflection.

Out of the ocean, mountain peaks arise….

More eruption, ash and clouds…

Then mountain peaks rise higher, within minutes.

And a brand new island is formed!

Praise be His name!

H/t beloved fellow GrouchyFogie.

~Eowyn

3 responses to “Creation: New volcanic island in South Pacific

  1. Well, this certainly puts a world of new meaning when we say “Ya had to be there!”

  2. This was awesome and yes, Praise YHVH! What a cool event, I bet it must have been something to have witnessed it, the raw and awesome power of it all! Cool…

  3. fascinating….awesome…wonderful… I’m going to have a cigar :)
    it’s a baby Atoll

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