ERUPTIONS from an underwater volcano have created a new island.
Magma started spewing off the coast of Japan last summer — the first eruptions in the region since 1986.
It has seen a new isle emerge off Iwoto, formerly known as Iwojima.
It was the site of a major battle in World War II.
New islands have been confirmed in the area before, but all of them submerge within months due to the harsh sea conditions.
This new islet is the first in the region since 1986.
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Officials issued warnings about smoke and large ash deposits as the eruptions continue.