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Experience Adventure on Earth’s Newest Island

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Be among the few dozens who have gotten the chance to visit Earth’s newest island.  The unnamed and uncharted island is just 28 miles off the coast of Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, and is the result of an explosion by the Hunga Tonga volcano in January 2015.

This island has quickly became a new number to check off your bucket list, and if you want to check it off of yours, you need to hurry.  While there is crystal clear water and beautiful black sand beaches, this small island is predicted to only last a couple of months due to future volcanic activity.

This uncharted territory will give you the ultimate feeling of adventure. Check out some of the rare footage below, giving you a glimpse into the island’s 10 caves and beautiful offshore waves.

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TONGA - JULY 10:  (AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND OUT) Curious fisherman approach an unnamed land mass which is the newest island on Earth, July 10, 2015. The island emerged from the waters of the South Pacific in January 2015 when a volcano erupted on nearby Tonga, forcing pulverised magma into the air above the ocean. The magma gradually built up on the ocean floor, penetrating the surface of the water to form the island. (Photo by Edwina Pickles/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

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Adventurers would need to take a boat and follow a map to get between Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai, two other South Pacific islands.  The new island is around 500 meters across and 250 meters high.

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Photo by Edwina Pickles/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

 

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