Explosions of underwater volcanoes form new islands that remain on the surface for hundreds of years
Nature has a life of its own and just as new species of animals or plants emerge every day, the earth’s crust also gives life signs in the form of volcanic eruptions, giving rise to new islands. Some with a short existence while others remain on the surface for hundreds of years.
Jadid and Sholan Islands, Yemen
In 2011, an underwater volcanic explosion in the Red Sea gave rise to a new island in the Zubair archipelago, a small chain of volcanic islands between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula that currently belongs to Yemen. They called this little island Sholan. In 2013, another island called Jadid emerged close after a 54-day eruption.
Both islands have been reduced due to the erosion of the waves and the elements but the experts assure that they could last hundreds of years.
According to a Scientific American report, the Red Sea is an area of great seismic and volcanic activity.