Islands vanished

Some islands of the Solomon Islands have disappeared. A recent study states that between 1947 to 2014, 5 reef islands have vanished under the water. These islands were tiny in size, the largest being about 0.05 sq km (0.02 sq mile). Sea levels have risen unevenly around the planet. The waters around Solomon Islands have risen at a faster rate. One of the factors is wind condition. The way the winds are moving, they are depositing more water in the area. The sea levels have risen by about 7 millimeters per year since 1993.

Solomon Islands is a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Honiara. The country is named after the wealthy biblical King Solomon. A person from this country is called a Solomon Islander.

Sources:,, CIA World Factbook