Two new volcanic islands emerge in Red Sea

By: Emily Himes

Undersea eruptions have formed two volcanic islands in the Red Sea near Yemen, which have been named Sholan and Jadid.  Sholan was created in 2011 by a volcanic eruption that lasted 25 days. Jadid was created in 2013 by a 54 day eruption. These two islands have shed light on the presence of a “magmatically active zone that previously escaped notice.”

Source: CBS News

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