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When This Boat Crew Realized What They Were Seeing, It Was Almost Too Late To Escape

When this boat crew realized what they were seeing, it was almost too late to escape…

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We don’t really think about it on a daily basis, but the Earth is still changing all the time. It just happens so slowly that we can’t really perceive it. But every now and then, things speed up… a lot.

The crew of the Maiken was enjoying a leisurely sail through the South Pacific when they spotted a strange discoloration on the water. They moved in closer to inspect it, but by the time they realized what it was, it was too late.

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The crew of the Maiken was sailing the South Pacific when they spotted an unusual shadow.

 Boat Crew Realized

As they got closer, what they had taken to be a sandbar revealed itself to be something else entirely.

closer to the sand bar

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A huge amount of pumice stone was floating to the surface of the water. It looked like a beach.

 Boat Crew Realized

They decided to get a closer look and redirected their yacht towards it.

beach in the middle of sea

It looks like a beach in the middle of the ocean!

beach in the middle of the sea

The boat crew decided to sail through it, leaving a break in the stone behind them as they went.

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beach in the middle of sea

They wondered what could have caused this expanse of stone to suddenly appear.

beach in the middle of the sea

The field of pumice was getting even larger as they passed through it. The crew had an uneasy feeling and upped their speed.

field of pumice

Once they were a safe distance away, they heard a faint rumbling. Looking back they saw water bubbling from the surface.

an underwater volcano

The source of the pumice stone was an underwater volcano that was actually erupting at the time!

an underwater volcano

They anchored to watch this tremendous event. Massive plumes of smoke filled the sky.

an underwater volcanic eruption

As the smoke cleared, they noticed something strange just at the water’s surface…

an underwater volcanic eruption

The boat crew realized it was land!

Boat Crew Realized It Wad Hard To Escape

The stunned crew couldn’t believe what they were seeing: It was the actual birth of a new island

Boat Crew Realized It Wad Hard To Escape

They sailed a little bit closer to see if their eyes were playing tricks on them.

Boat Crew Realized It Wad Hard To Escape

But, the boat crew realized it was real. The peaks of this new landmass were already taking form.

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Boat Crew Realized It Wad Hard To Escape

It was one of the rarest events imaginable.

Boat Crew Realized It Wad Hard To Escape

They were so lucky! Not only because they were able to witness such an impossible sight… but also because they apparently very narrowly escaped with their lives!

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