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Old 29-08-2011, 02:51   #1
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New Pacific Island ?

recieved this today,photos wouldn't attach but was wondering if any one else had seen it?


A yacht was travelling in the South Pacific when the crew came across a weird sight. Look at these photos and try to imagine the thrill of experiencing this phenomenon!


A BEACH?



No,this is not a beach!

It is a mass of volcanic stones floating on the water!

WHERE IS THE VOLCANO?


UNBELIEVABLE SIGHT, PICTURES WERE TAKEN BECAUSE
NO-ONE WOULD BELIEVE IT!

THE WAKE OF MY SHIP

Then this was spotted:
ash and steam rising from the ocean.

And, while we were watching...

A huge plume of black ash arose.

THEN THE SKY TURNED BLACK WITH ASH
AND THE OCEAN TURNED GOLD WITH SUN'S REFLECTION.

THEN, OUT OF THE OCEAN, MOUNTAIN PEAKS AROSE!

MORE ERUPTIONS ASH AND CLOUDS.

THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS ROSE HIGHER WITHIN MINUTES.

And a brand new island was formed!

CREATION OF MOUNTAINS

Can you imagine the thrill of being the first and only people to see a new island being created where there was nothing before?
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Old 29-08-2011, 03:30   #2
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

Gotta be one of those "now I've seen everything" moments.
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Old 29-08-2011, 03:49   #3
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

The photos can be seen here:

Amazing: Rare Experience

I am not sure that I believe all of this.
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Old 29-08-2011, 03:58   #4
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

thanks for the link,interested me because whilst sailing near tonga we saw volcanic pumice in the water.

but looking at the cloud cover in the photos i would say that the island formation photos were of a recent eruption near iceland
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

Part is true.
The boat went throught the pummice in 2008 but didn't see no island appear from the sea.

That island you see is just some other place seen from on deck as one gets closer.

Theres been threads on here before.
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

If it was true would you get naming rights???
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

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The photos can be seen here:

Amazing: Rare Experience

I am not sure that I believe all of this.
That's how new little Pacific islands are created (no, it's not from two islands going at it in the night...) I thought this recent event actually did result in a land form (near Vanuatu, not the one shown) which was too friable to survive against wave action. Some of these wanna-be islands have to try many times before they get enough rock and ash above water level to stick. This one may have been and gone several times...

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Re: New Pacific Island ?

Early explorers mentioned this phenomenon. Can't remember which explorer but will try to find some info on it.
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

As Mark J mentions, this is quite and old bunch of photos. I received the email at least 3 years ago and a few time since.
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Why didn't they plant their flag on it.... Finders keepers?
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Why don't we all get together and claim it. We can start our own country, declare war on the U.S. lose and have them rebuild it a la Marshall plan.
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Hell of an idea! I'm all for it!
I'm gonna need a few crew members - where'd ya say we were going?
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

Someone remembers the play "The Mouse that Roared", very good!
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Re: New Pacific Island ?

snopes.com: Birth of an Island

Wow, first time I've ever looked something up on Snopes that turned out to be true!
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Someone remembers the play "The Mouse that Roared", very good!
I will provide the "Q-Bomb" but you can be in charge of the Bolobinks.
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