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Battle of Iwo Jima WWII ships resurrected from water graves – Taiwan English News

Eruptions of volcanoes in Japan’s Ogasawara Islands have caused movement in the earth’s crust, created a new island and lifted ships sunk during the Battle of Iwo Jima above the sea surface, according to Japan Asahi Television.

According to Asahi Television report, the Fukutoku-Okanoba submarine volcano, located about 50 kilometers south of Iwo Jima, erupted on August 13.

Researchers from the Comprehensive Volcano Research Center of the National Institute of Earth Sciences and Disaster Reduction of Japan took a flight to observe the region on October 17 and found that a new island had appeared on the surface of the sea at Fukuoka Field.

Newly formed island at Fukuoka field (volcanic area), Ogasawara Islands, Japan, October 17, 2021.

The discolored water around the nearby island of Nishinoshima suggests that volcanic activity has not yet abated.

And on the island of Iwo Jima, due to the movement of the crust and the relief of the terrain, the wrecks of WWII ships were visible on what was previously the seabed.

Institute Director Setsuya Nakada also noted that Iwo Jima is the most active volcano among the 110 active volcanoes in Japan. It is currently active at the same time as Nishinoshima and “Fukuoka Field”. “I think (Iwo Jima) that a big blowout is possible,” Nakada said.

Ships of the Battle of Iwo Jima
Ships from the Battle of Iwo Jima are now visible above the waterline. Asahi Television (All Japanese News).


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