An aerial view of an eruption of an underwater volcano is seen
in the Pacific Ocean near the uninhabited Minami Iwojima
Island, about 1,400km
(870 miles) south of Tokyo 7/3/05.
The Japanese Coast Guard sent a plane
to investigate the approximately
1,000-metres (3,280-ft) column of steam after
it was spotted on Saturday
by a member of Japan's armed forces stationed on the
island of Iwojima.