Twitteratis go ROFL after Japan claims about one of their island disappearing

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A small part of the island has disappeared from Japan’s territory for which the investigation has already started. The island named, Hanakita Kijima island was officially surveyed and registered as an island by Japan’s coastguard only in 1987. At that point in time, the exact height was not determined. It has been 30 years now, and the island has been supposedly disappeared. People believe that due to weather elements the island has been disappeared.

According to AFP, it was reported that the island had recently risen to a height of 1.4 meters on four and a half feet above the sea level. It could even be spotted from the northern tip of Japan’s Hokkaido island. However, this was all before it vanished.

Well, the disappearance of the island will never turn out be a huge loss that it will have a shrinking effect on Japan’s territorial waters. The country will have conduct precision surveys to ensure that the island its islands remain intact.

The news was breaking rounds on internet platforms. The people were shocked and surprised to know that Japan has lost an entire island.

Check out some of these reactions of people on Twitter…

According to some reports, it concluded that KJapan invests a lot of resources in protecting its outer islands which also include Okinotorishima which it claims as an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). China, South Korea, and Taiwan have disputed Japan’s claims that of identifying the island as ‘EEZ’ because it doesn’t meet the definition of an island under the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea.

Many times Japan ends up gaining territory apart from losing it as it is an earthquake-prone area. The team thinks that an unsuspected seismic activity was being cited as the reason behind its disappearance. Geologists say that it was probably the result of a landslide that pushed the underwater surface up. According to CNN, it is reported that the Japan coast was planning a search operation to find the missing island.

The news was breaking rounds on internet platforms. The people were shocked and surprised to know that Japan has lost an entire island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Isha Kataria on 05 Nov 2018

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