UMMOA member claims new Red Sea island of Aphrodite Island

Aphrodite IslandCyberterra [08.03.2012/P16C2012] — The Baltic Principality, a United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago member nation, has initiated the claim to a new island in the Red Sea.

A volcanic eruption took place on 19 December 2011 from the seabed. Satellite images showed a plume in the sea bet- ween the Haycock and Rugged Islands.

Fishermen in the vicinity reported lava fountaining 30 metres above the sea. The submarine eruption has built a new island in the area.

As of 12 January 2012, the new island had grown to around 530 by 710 metres (1,700 by 2,300 feet) across, and had begun effusive activity.

Satellite images taken on 15 January 2012 showed that the eruption had stopped, leaving a newborn island behind. A satellite photo taken on February 15 shows the new island has a crater lake.

Aphrodite IslandThe island, located in the Zubair Group, and unnamed until today, was baptised "Aphrodite Island" by the HMRD Cesidio Tallini, the Governor of the UMMOA, and was claimed on behalf of all UMMOA nations.

Aphrodite is known as the Greek Goddess of love, desire, beauty, fer- tility, the sea, and vegetation. It is said that when Cronus was castrated by Uranus, and his part was thrown into the sea, Aphrodite was born, just like Aphrodite Island in real life, and arose on a large shell, which was then carried to land. The sea nymphs dressed her and adorned her with flowers and gold. She now represents erotic love as a form of divine influence. There are many other tales of Aphrodite, as her Roman name is Venus, and she is also known as the daughter of Zeus and Dione.

Aphrodite IslandThe UMMOA too has fallen in love with her, and wants to join her to the 20 other islands the UMMOA already claims. With Aphrodite Island, the UMMOA now claims islands, disappearing islands, and new islands in the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Mediterrean Sea, Red Sea and In- dian Ocean.

Aphrodite Island is a new island. New islands are islands which have been created recently, whether by means of vulcanism, erosion, glacial retreat, or other mechanisms. The island is located in the Red Sea at approximately 15.1588 North and 42.1019 East.