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A Harbour, pitch black, filled with pumice stones

A large number of pumice stones from the August eruption of Fukutoku-Okanoba, a submarine volcano in the Ogasawara Islands, have been washed ashore on Amami Oshima and the main island of Okinawa. At the Yasuda fishing port in Kunigami Village, which faces the Pacific Ocean in the northern part of the main island of Okinawa, it was washed ashore from around mid-October, filling the port and making it impossible for fishing boats to fish.

The size of the pumice stones that have washed ashore is several millimeters to about one centimeter. Pumice stones cover the surface of the sea as if the harbor had dried up.

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