A new Volcanic Island

In the Pacific Ocean, and around the world, islands are formed from bubbling magma and other volcanic activity. One of the newest creations is Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha-apai in the South Pacific which can be found 65 kilometres from Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa. The island, which is 500 metres long was formed after the eruption of an underground volcano. It does not have its own name because it is believed that it will fall back into the ocean soon. Instead, its name was formed from the two islands it sits between: ‘Hunga Tonga’ and ‘Hunga Ha’apai’. Scientists have warned tourists not to visit as they believe it is unstable and likely to disintegrate completely within 30 years.