In December of 2014 the Hunga Tonga volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga. It formed a new island approximately one mile long and twenty-eight miles northwest of Tonga’s capital. This past week some adventurous locals visited the new island and captured some images, against the warnings of experts.
Tongan hotel owner, Gianpiero Orbassano, and some friends described the surface of the island to be hot to the touch.
The island is expected to erode back into the sea in the coming months.
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