Mass of volcanic rocks floating off New Zealand – UPDATE: Source Found

Photo: In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 photo released by New Zealand Defence Force, pumice rocks are shown at an unidentified location after the rocks were collected from an area of floating pumice near South West of Raoul island, off New Zealand’s coast. A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium was discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand.  (AP Photo/New Zealand Defence Force, Nicole Munro) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

I have been reading and studying earthly mysteries almost all of my life and I have never heard of any instance of another case of rocks floating on the sea, although I can see where it could  happen. I’d like to study any other such happenings. It anyone knows of such a thing being reported before please send the details to me. Thanks. . . . EDITOR

from Yahoo! News

Associated Press – Fri, Aug 10, 2012

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand.

The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted this week by a New Zealand air force plane about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) northeast of Auckland. The rocks stretch for about 26,000 square kilometers (10,000 square miles). . . . Read Complete Report

UPDATE:

from Space.com

Source of Mysterious Pumice ‘Raft’ in Pacific Found, NASA Says
Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor
Date: 14 August 2012 Time: 12:22 PM ET
The source of an enormous floating mass of pumice spotted this week in the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of New Zealand has been discovered: NASA satellite images and other sleuthing science have pinpointed an erupting undersea volcano called the Havre Seamount as the culprit. . . . Read Complete Report

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