Japan | Coastal water suddenly turned into rock porridge in Okinawa – “So dense that it feels life-threatening”

The pumice mass is believed to have traveled to Okinawa nearly 1,500 miles from the Pacific Ocean’s Ogasawaras Island.

Okinawan the coastal waters have turned into dense rock porridge in a few days in late October as a large amount of pumice drifted ashore on the shores of the Japanese island. Porous pumice is lighter than water and therefore floats on water.

The video associated with this article shows you how a local artist is Moco dived into the coastal waters of the pebbles in the village of Ogim. According to Moco, the light stone has piled on top of the water in a layer of at least 30 cents.

“You can’t swim here. The water is so dense that it feels life-threatening, ”Moco said. He estimates the rocks are causing problems, especially for fishing vessels.

Pumice mass is believed to have traveled to Okinawa nearly 1,500 miles from the Ogasawaras Island in the Pacific, according to Reuters. A volcano erupted in the archipelago in August, and pumice stones are likely to have formed during the eruption.

Okinawa’s local government began clearing pebbles from the shore and ocean on Friday. The mission is estimated to last several weeks.

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