Volcanic isle may collapse, triggering tsunami

An erupting volcano, which quickly engulfed an existing Nishinoshima island around 1,000 kms south of Tokyo is expanding and could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, say earthquake scientists. Craters are currently spewing out 200,000 cubic metres of lava every day, accumulating in its east. A rock fall of 12 million cubic metres of lava would generate a 1-metre tsunami that could travel faster than a bullet train, hitting the island of Chichijima home to about 2,000 people - 130 kms away - in about 18 minutes. The island sits on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire,’ which stretches from the coast of Chile north to Alaska and Siberia and south to New Zealand.

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