Back in the year 2006, the crew of members of Maiken- The Yacht were sailing through south Pacific near the Vava'u Islands in Tonga. The yacht was heading towards Fiji and after crossing just 5 miles from their island they witnessed the most astounding and unusual miracle of nature.
The yacht passengers saw the sand floating on the water!
It appeared to be like a beach but it wasn't really a beach!
A sandy trail was left behind!
A billow was spotted in the form of ash and steam!
They were still figuring out the picturesque and...
Boom! Black ash was seen arising
A new Island was formed
Never in their dreams, they would've thought that will see an island taking birth from pumice- small rocks that originates after lava gets cool down.
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