Photo Gallery: The Growing Undersea Mountain off El Hierro
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Photo Gallery: The Growing Undersea Mountain off El Hierro

Canary Islands Eruption Undersea Volcano Now Just 70 Meters from Surface

In the Atlantic Ocean, off the Canary Island of El Hierro, 20-meter high jets of water are being spat into the air as the sea boils amid the stench of sulfur. The undersea volcano, which is set to create new land, is growing ever-nearer to the surface -- but is the existing island at risk from the explosive eruptions?