A 65-Year-Old Man Camps On A Newly-Formed Volcanic Island

Jun 26, 2015 By Archit Tripathi
Hunga Tonga volcano (officially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai) is an underwater volcano located off the coast of Tonga, a small Polynesian nation in the South Pacific. Recent eruptions have caused a massive accumulation of lava to form a new island in the water. The island was formed by the fragmentation of magma erupting from the volcano and is basically a mass of small rocks lying on top of one another.

Recently, 65-year-old Ian Argus Stuart became a voluntary castaway on the island, which measures nearly 1,600 feet across and reaches elevations of roughly 800 feet above sea level. He became the first human to sleep on this land mass which experts say will probably disappear back into the depths soon, due to its loose composition (which Stuart points out in the video).
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