The volcanic activity that takes place in en the archipelago of the Ogasawara Islands, in Japan, has resulted in something that looks like something out of a science fiction book: several ships sunk during WWII have surfaced.

What happened? The island of Iwo Jima, scene of one of the bloodiest battles of the greatest war in history, rose above sea level, as a result of the submarine eruptions that have been recorded for a few weeks. Thus, ships sunk more than 75 years ago are seen on the surface after being under water since 1945.

The ships, which show a conspicuous deterioration, they would be from the United States Navy. Apparently they were sunk while trying to build a port on the island. Nevertheless, other versions suggest that they are Japanese ships sunk by the Americans.

The territory of Japan is made up of 6852 islands and both volcanic and seismic activity is permanent, with a long history of earthquakes and tsunamis. It is estimated that on land and underwater there are about 110 active volcanoes.

The coast of Iwa Jima, where the ships emerged, is 1200 kilometers from Honshu, the main island of Japan, where the cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima are located. The eruptions of those weeks have even made a new island will be formed last August.

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