Rising from the ashes Japan has a new island

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Have you seen what's going on in the Pacific Ocean?

An exploding volcano is giving the world another island. Thick plumes of steam and ash are shooting from an underwater volcano, Japanese officials say.

It's still too soon to tell whether the island is here to stay. But if the sea doesn't reclaim it, we'll have a permanent island about 600 miles south of Tokyo.

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