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    Nov 22, 2013

    Land of the rising island:

    A volcanic eruption has created this island, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said. The islet, which is about 200m in diameter, is just off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in Japan's Ogasawara chain. In some cases, the archipelago's islands help anchor Japan's claims to wide expanses of ocean with potentially lucrative energy and mineral resources.