Meet the most recent island on Earth!

In the Tonga, Pacific Ocean, a volcanic eruption – eruptions actually – originated this piece of heaven!
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Photo: NBC News/GP Orbassano

Naturally, it’s still extremely hot, with just 3 months of life!
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Photo: NBC News/GP Orbassano

The lake smells like sulfur!
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Photo: NBC News/GP Orbassano

The isle is about 800 meters wide!
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Photo: NBC News/GP Orbassano

Around 1500 meters long!
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Photo: NBC News/GP Orbassano

And about 250 meters high!
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Photo: NBC News/GP Orbassano

And so land is born in the middle of the Ocean!