Island found on maps does not actually exist, scientists say

Sandy Island

Australian scientists appear to have disproven the existence of a tiny island that has appeared on maps for at least a decade. Researchers from the University of Sydney told AFP that while they had gone to examine Sandy Island — located off the coast of New Caledonia near Australia — all they found was around 4,500 feet of seawater. Sandy Island currently appears on Google Maps and has been printed in weather maps and atlases, but Google’s satellite imagery shows only a black splotch where it ought to be.

“The world is a constantly changing place.”

Google has acknowledged the error, telling the Sydney Morning Herald that “the world is a constantly changing place, and keeping on top of these changes is a never-ending endeavour.”…

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