July 04, 2005

Steam erupts from ocean off Japan; Godzilla coming?

A huge column of steam is rising from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan.

The coast guard sent helicopters to monitor the 1,000m (3,280ft) cloud, 1,120km (700 miles) south-east of Tokyo, and warned ships to stay away.

The team said the area around the site appeared to be red.

Japanese troops stationed on the island of Iwo Jima first noticed the cloud of steam on Saturday.

Television footage showed white smoke billowing into the sky from the brick-red water.

Tokyo is calm, but a Godzilla Watch has been issued for the coastal areas for today and tonight.

In all actuality, an undersea volcano is believed to be erupting in that spot. An undersea volcano erupted in 1986 in that same area.

Posted by mhking at July 4, 2005 08:15 AM | TrackBack

You know, it does evoke memories of Godzilla. LOL

Posted by: BobG at July 4, 2005 10:44 AM


The best Godzilla movie?

"Son of Godzilla"!!!!

Posted by: DarkStar at July 4, 2005 12:02 PM

I agree with DS, SOG was the best!

Posted by: Steven J. Kelso Sr. at July 5, 2005 06:24 PM
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