National Geographic : 1954 Jan
124 New York Times-Asahi Press Myojin No. 1 Disintegrates Before the Camera's Eye. Flying Lava WearsaCollar ofSteam + September 23: The dying island's last gasp is a steaming waterspout 90 feet high. Huge blocks of pumice driftabove thesunken crater. Opening oneofthese frothy rocks, Japanese scientists found the center too hot to touch. Pumice from a former Myojin eruption has been found as far away as Iwo Jima (map, page 120). Bits pickeduponeast African beaches have been identified as having floated from Krakatau's 1883 eruption. Sailing away, Shinyo Maru left tranquil waters, a trap that destroyed another vessel the next day (page 126).