Antarctic Volcano

An island near Antarctica is growing in size thanks to a fast moving river of lava erupting from a volcano beneath an ice sheets.

Montagu Island, situated in the South Sandwich Islands, is deep in the South Atlantic, near South Georgia Island, normally ice covered, the island now features a blazing river of molten lava 90 meters across. The volcanic activity has increased the size of the island by 50 acres.

Check out this amazing satellite photo of the island, emblazoned with a ribbon of red lava flowing down to the sea.

Montagu Island