Life Finds A Way on Japan’s Young Volatile Island

Nishinoshima remains a vision of resilience.

via Kyodo / Reuters

The sea started gurgling the same way it did years ago, thanks to another underwater volcano nearby. The eruption consistently created more and more islets, eventually stabilizing above sea level to tell the world that it wasn’t going to let the sea swallow it up once more. A day after Christmas, it had successfully merged with the old island.